14 January 2014 -
By Gilda Foss, Ethernet Alliance (NetApp)
First published in DCS Europe - Winter 2013
LETS FACE IT -- the world needs more bandwidth & speed when it comes to our networks. Whether its on a government level, or within various corporations, or inside your very own home or enterprise, this need blatantly exists. We all want private wireless networks and we want them to handle dataintensive tasks such as video streaming and hard drive back up. To address all of these needs, we now have the latest and greatest local wireless standard -- 802.11ac. This standard offers some distinct advantages over the 802.11n wireless gear that youre probably using today and, putting aside the nitty gritty details for now, the bottom line is speed. But dont assume that you are going to get a Gigabit of throughput necessarily.
07 January 2014 - By John Reed, SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum Member (NetApp)
First published in SNS Europe - Winter 2013
THE MARKET HAS SPOKEN: Ethernet is the de-facto IT fabric standard around the world. If market predictions, customer tendencies, or current purchasing patterns hold any weight, Ethernets success is set to continue into the future as well. Ethernets dominance should come as no surprise; with the ability to support many storage protocols (i.e. iSCSI, FCoE, NFS, SMB/CIFS) over the same wire, it is an easy choice to deploy, and helps future proof against changing infrastructure requirements, workloads, and data transports.
23 December 2013 - Each year, the SNIA organisation and storage networking professionals throughout Europe benefit from the educational programs and standards development work of the many dedicated individuals, who commit their time, knowledge and expertise to the mission of SNIA Europe.
17 December 2013 - Download the final report from ETSIs Cloud Standards Coordination initiative "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" which was made public on December 11 in Brussels.
16 December 2013 - Alex McDonald, Chair at Whitehall Media's SDN conference 2013 discusses the impact of Software Defined Networking in this YouTube video.
03 December 2013 -
Continuous speed and bandwidth improvements of Fibre Channel drives storage innovation for next-generation data centre architectures
27 November 2013 Poland - News article from Speicherguide.de (Germany)