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Founder and Chief Scientist, Networks Are Our Lives Inc!
Howard Marks is the Founder and Chief Scientist at Networks Are Our Lives, Inc! a Hoboken NJ based networking consultancy. In over 25 years of consulting he has designed and implemented networks, management systems and Internet strategies at organizations including American Express, JP Morgan, Borden Foods, US Tobacco, BBDO Worldwide and Foxwoods Resort Casino. Mr. Marks has been a speaker at industry conferences including Comnet, PC Expo, Neworld+Interop and Microsoft’s TechEd since 1990 on topics including LAN and WAN infrastructure, systems management and web hosting. He is the author of Networking Windows and co-author of Windows NT Unleashed (Sams) along with over 100 articles in publications including PC Magazine, Network Computing and Network World. He is currently the "Backup and Business Continuity" blogger at InformationWeek.com
By adopting server virtualization we’ve reduced the number of physical servers in the data center but the proliferation of separate storage, data, management and VMotion networks has made the back of our server racks look like an explosion in a spaghetti factory. Now that 10Gigabit Ethernet is widely available several solutions have arisen to consolidate network and storage I/O onto a smaller number of higher bandwidth connections. With consolidated networking users can stop playing the game of one cable, two cable, orange cable, blue cable.