Cisco Halts Shipments of UCS Invicta Flash Storage Appliance
Customers are reporting that when two or more Invictas are connected, scale-out quality issues have occurred.Cisco Systems, a networking hardware and software provider that has been in the enterprise storage business for only a few years, has halted shipments of its converged-system UCS Invicta flash storage appliance on a temporary basis. The production decision was made earlier this week (Sept. 2) because the San Jose, Calif.-based IT giant revealed that some customers have been reporting quality issues related to the scaling out of storage capacity.
Data streams of all types into enterprise storage systems have been increasing in capacity and velocity for several years, due mostly to the explosion in the sheer number of cloud service providers and connected mobile devices globally. In an enterprise, if a storage system cannot expand to take on unexpected storage loads on short notice, the result can be chaos in the IT department.