As we continue to move more into the File and Content space and run into IP/Ethernet networking, should we have a dedicated area for Data Networks or Networking Technologies in the Community?
Yup - already mentioned in a thread (Products and Solutions Structure) in our admin group.
Yes, there should be separate space for easy identification.
Absolutely - a good idea!
Yes. In APAC we have specialists in Data Networks so having a space focused on this area would be good.
Definitely a good idea. Clearly we have materials that apply to some of our technology partners (e.g., Cisco and Brocade), but there many other aspects like deployment models, best practices, etc. In fact, ISO/IEC 27040 (Storage security) includes guidance that is specific to different flavors of storage networks, including SANs (FC and IP), NAS, and for exotic forms. It will be interesting to see how we can cross-post information between different technology domains.
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