So tonight as I was getting into bed I did my normal scan twitter to see who I have pissed off or what might be going on that should rob me of sleep. Well tonight @david_Strebel asked the following questions;
“Who thinks FCoE will win over iSCSI?” and I responded “Not I” and then David asked the next logical question which was why not and here is what I had to say in the incredible detail that Twitter allows; “l2 boundaries, specialized hardware other than nics, hate relationship from most network people.”
The problem with this answer is pretty clear though. It does not really answer the question just gives a few power point bullets to appease the crowd. I don’t feel like this is enough though. So I am going to attempt to lay out my overall view on this issue of who will win iSCSI or FCoE and why. For those of you who don’t want to read the whole article which might get a a tad windy I don’t think either will win. But I don’t think FCoE will emerge as the leader until something better come along. For those masochists who like this kind of crap read on.
So last night while working on a Scalable Compute and storage design for a client, this post popped up in my twitter stream from @ErinatHP;
New HP blog post “In the light of day the Cisco UCS hype doesnt match the promise” ; UCS not all its marketed to be http://bit.ly/dKj88W
So in my normal do not let a stupid dig by a lame duck player go unmatched I responded Oh I can’t wait to read this FUD (you can check me out on twitter @joshobrien77)
All the twitter marketing and pissing matches aside I meant what I said and I did look forward to reading the HP Spin on where their market is vanishing to. And here are my responses, while they might not be the most technical they are not un-informed from the basis of the Cisco UCS platform or the HP C7000 with FLEX-10 Platform. And remember at the end of the day I represent me not Cisco not my employer, just little old me.
Also just so if this gets nasty I want to make sure that I am crediting this correctly:
All of the HP Writes: Are direct Quotes from Duncan Campbel with HP on his blog which you can find here: http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Converged-Infrastructure/In-the-light-of-day-the-Cisco-UCS-hype-doesn-t-match-the-promise/ba-p/83537
PLEASE READ ALL of Duncans Post BEFORE you READ Mine. I DO NOT PRETEND to REPRESENT HIS SIDE WELL AT ALL!