Demartek to Present I/O Virtualization at the Server Design Summit in December 2010
15 July 2010
Dennis Martin, President of Demartek, will speak at the Server Design Summit in Santa Clara, December 1, 2010. Dennis will present I/O Virtualization – The Next Virtualization Frontier during the I/O Virtualization session in the Workshop on Servers for Cloud Computing from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Do you use the full bandwidth in all of your server adapters, network interface cards, RAID controllers all the time? Or do you only need peak bandwidth for these adapters some of the time? Would you like to make a rack full of servers use only the storage and network adapters that they actually need, rather than having to put expensive cards in every server? I/O Virtualization is emerging as a great way to virtualize your underused adapters across your server infrastructure. In this session, we will define I/O Virtualization and how it complements server virtualization. We will discuss extending the PCI Express bus and Infinband bus and new standards such as SR-IOV and MR-IOV. We will also discuss how I/O Virtualization compares to technologies such as Fibre Channel NPIV, DCB and FCoE. As is customary, Dennis will discuss results of his early lab testing with these technologies.