Elephants in the Data Center- Storage...Just for Fun!

    Elephants in the Data Center: Storage… Just for Fun!

    By Micheline Murphy, CCNA R/S, CCNP R/S, CCDA



    They say that elephants never forget, and data centers are likewise.  Today’s data center often needs reliable and readily available storage for gob-loads of data.   One recent paper published by Google estimated that You Tube users alone upload over 400 hours of video every minute.   At one gigabyte per hour, Google would need to add 1 petabyte of data storage capacity to keep up with need… every day.[1]  As I said, gob-loads.    


    This latest episode of Just for Fun covers Fibre Channel connectivity in the data center.  Specifically, we cover FC connectivity between Cisco MDS and Cisco UCS platforms, and with VMware ESX server environments being managed by vSphere.  Sounds exciting?  Please join us!



    [1] Disks for Data Centers (2016), EBrewer, LYing, et al., BTW, a petabyte is one million gigabytes.  Did I say, gob-loads?