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The data centre has been evolving constantly but for almost 15 years networking has not. But even networking will have to adapt to the times eventually, so The Register sat down with Brocade's Julian Starr to understand where we are and where we are going. Starr's first statement after the inititial pleasantries was: "What you …

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We don't care how the data gets there, only that it does get there

Right up to the time when it suddenly doesn't get there any more. Then you'd better hope you have access to someone who understands how the damn thing really works.

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Re: We don't care how the data gets there, only that it does get there

When your car breaks down, you take it to the mechanic. If you have enough cars in your fleet you might employ a full time mechanic. Should you employ a full-time mechanic if you have only one car? Two? Ten?

The network admin is never going to go away. The number of them required, however, will diminish.

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