Fields of Fiber

    Three Things Your Boss Wants—No, Needs—To Know About Glass Core

    Posted by Bill Miller on Nov 25, 2014 2:59:41 PM

    Fiber Mountain™ CEO and Founder— plus my longtime friend—M.H. Raza does a terrific job on this blog of explaining how our Glass Core™ architecture transforms the way data centers build their network infrastructure. In this post, I am going to take a slightly different approach putting myself in a data center manager’s shoes—which I’ve certainly worn during my career—and talk about how you can get your C-suite on board with Fiber Mountain. Our technology genuinely cuts costs while increasing capacity and simplifying your network. Here’s what your boss needs to know about Glass Core:

    1. Eliminate core switches … seriously!

    OK, I know you’re thinking, “C’mon Bill, get out of town, that’s a sales pitch and it’s just not possible.” Keep reading though because I’m about to make you a hero to upper management and especially your CFO. Our core is comprised of hundreds of intelligent fiber cables that connect racks directly to each other. That’s right, direct point to point connections for servers, SAN’s, routers, you name it. Because Glass Core will directly connect any two points on the network, packets can be routed to their destinations as soon as they hit the first switch, eliminating the need for core switches and aggregation switches. Think of how simple your data center connectivity becomes.

    Once you remove that massive, energy-consuming, expensive to maintain equipment from your data center, you drastically reduce your power, heating, cooling, space and maintenance costs. As I said, you’re going to be a hero.

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    Topics: Virtualization

    What Does Virtualization Mean Today?

    Posted by M. H. Raza on Sep 24, 2014 7:33:00 AM

    Network_Abstract_600x600If you visited Fiber Mountain™ headquarters in Cheshire, Connecticut, and stopped a member of our technical team in the hall to ask for a definition of virtualization, you would probably hear something along the lines of, “putting many virtual machines in the same host hardware.” That is certainly an accurate description, but on this blog and through our entrance into the networking marketplace, I want to extend that definition. 

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    Topics: Virtualization