Feb 25 Webcast Replay:Solving Congestion Problems in Storage Area Networks

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    Solving Congestion Problems in Storage Area Networks

    Discover best practices for eliminating slow drain and other Storage Area Network (SAN) congestion problems. See the recent innovations from Cisco that enable you to quickly detect, resolve, and even prevent SAN congestion.

    (Live webcast February 25, 2015, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time/11 a.m. Eastern Time)

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    Fueled by recent trends such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, and the growth of cloud computing, digital data continues to proliferate at an astounding rate. Worldwide, it is projected to multiply from 2.8 zettabytes in 2012 to an astonishing 40 zettabytes by 2020.


    This phenomenal growth puts tremendous pressure on Storage Area Networks (SANs), which must be able to handle the burgeoning traffic loads between the compute and storage layers. To maintain peak efficiency, storage administrators need to be able to quickly detect and resolve slow drain and other common SAN congestion problems. If not addressed in a timely fashion, these can have a cascading effect, even degrading the performance of totally unrelated applications.


    This live 60-minute webcast reveals the common causes of slow drain and other typical SAN congestion issues in Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) deployments. You will learn how to efficiently detect, stop, and even prevent them from happening.


    You will also see the new resources that Cisco has developed that simplify and even automate SAN congestion resolution. Discover how these enable you to measurably reduce your operating costs by maximizing the performance of your existing SAN resources as we present:
    • Best practices for avoiding congestion
    • Tools for Cisco Nexus and MDS switches that speed detection and recovery
    • Recent innovations, including hardware-based slow drain device detection, that automate resolution
    • Troubleshooting guidelines using NXOS and Data Center Network Manager

    Live Q&A Included

    You can also get your questions answered during the webcast by Cisco experts. Be sure to watch and see how you can identify and eliminate SAN congestion more easily and efficiently.
    Topics to be discussed include:
    • Reasons for congestion in SANs
    • How to avoid congestion
    • Tools made available on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches for detection and recovery from congestion
    • Recent enhancements, such as hardware-based slow drain detection, along with best practices for deploying these tools
    • Troubleshooting using NXOS and Data Center Network Manager
    Approximate duration: 60 minutes