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Interesting links (2010-08-21)

Two interesting QoS-focused posts from last week: Brad Hedlund was explaining the difference between UCS and HP Virtual Connect QoS (short summary: one does queuing, the other one rate-limiting) and Russell Heilling nicely described the QoS problems encountered in a Service Provider network (he’s coming to the same conclusion as I did: we need per-user queuing, but describes it way more eloquently).

After I’d stumbled upon Russell’s blog, I started reading his older posts and found a nice in-depth explanation of one potential road to Net Neutrality hell paved with good intentions.

And, in a blitz of late news, ATAoE has resurrected like Phoenix from its ashes.

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  1. Honestly, I was surprised that along the FCoE euphoria wave no one ever remembered ATA over Ethernet :) However, besides Coraid I didn't hear of any other vendor actively pushing this technology to the market. Looks like you can't sell the whole pack of DC3.0 solutions when something *that* cheap and simple is used for storage :)

  2. Russell Heilling23 August, 2010 07:58

    Thanks for the feedback, and for the links :)


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