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  • User connects EMC Clariions over Cisco for DR

    It took five rounds of talks with EMC and some technical help from Cisco, but AQR Capital has a working DR plan connecting EMC Clariions over 50 miles using Cisco. 

  • Storage Clips: Brocade reorganizes channel program

    Brocade combines its Elite and Tapestry Partner programs into the Brocade Alliance Partner program, offering development funds to appropriate partners. 

  • Storage Clips: Indonesian bank picks Cisco SAN

    PT. Bank Lippo, Indonesia's first private bank, has implemented a SAN from Cisco. 

  • Kindred Healthcare switches McData for Cisco

    Out of ports on its McData directors and switches, Kindred Healthcare made a bold move and replaced everything with four Cisco MDS 9509 directors. 

  • Not just a big switch

    Fibre Channel directors don't just provide lots of ports, they also offer ways to connect disparate SANs, isolate data and devices within a fabric, and configure throughput for specific applications. We look at how the big three directors match up. 

  • Directors take on more tasks

    The competition among director-class products has never been more intense. If you're considering directors for the first time, or re-examining your fabric strategy, here's what you need to know. 

  • Storage Clips: Former Brocade CEO spills the beans

    Greg Reyes, former CEO of Brocade, told BusinessWeek he was selling the company to Cisco in Nov. '04, before being ousted by the board for options accounting irregularities. 

  • Users remain wary of intelligent switches

    Users at SNW said they're hesitant to adopt switch-based virtualization, and experts say it may be years before the predicted move of storage services to the fabric comes about. 

  • Brocade's future increasingly shaky, say users

    Of the three major SAN switch providers -- Cisco, Brocade and McData -- users at Storage Decisions fear the most for the future of Brocade. 

  • McData: Strategic Vendor Series

    Our latest Strategic Vendor Series looks at the strengths and weaknesses of McData and what the company needs to do to fight off Cisco.