Tony Bourke has just posted a great leveller to shed some illumination on the flawed methods used by the Evaluator Group in their report “￼Comparing Enterprise Storage Networking Options FC vs. FCoE Lab Validation”
- @JohnKohler noticed that the UCS Manager screenshot used (see below) is from a UCS Emulator, not any system they used for testing.
- Evaluator Group promises answers to questions that both I and Dave Alexander (@ucs_dave) have brought up.
- Check out Dave Alexander’s take as well on the flawed Brocade study.
On my way back from South America/Antarctica, I was pointed to a bake-off/performance test commissioned by Brocade and performed by a company called Evaluator Group. It compared the performance of edge FCoE (non-multi-hop FCoE) to native 16 Gbit FC. The FCoE test was done on a Cisco UCS blade system connecting to a Brocade switch, and the FC was done on an HP C7000 chassis system connecting…
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