Demartek to Present FCoE technologies at the Ethernet Technology Summit in February 2011
1 December 2010
- Thursday, February 24, 8:30 a.m.: Unified Storage Networking
- Thursday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.: Bringing Storage into the Ethernet Era Panel
Unified Storage Networking
The leading switch vendors have revealed their visions of a unified data center network infrastructure (converged networking), and the adapter vendors are providing new adapters. It sounds good, but what are the ramifications for the storage networking infrastructures you have in place. This session will cover existing technologies that are available now and what is still needed, the key protocols and standards such as Data Center Bridging (DCB), also known as Enhanced Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) that will make the unified data center work, the advantages and disadvantages of having an integrated network, and how currently installed storage networks will be affected.
In addition, Dennis will include some of the results from his unified network testing with Enhanced Ethernet and FCoE in the Demartek lab.
Learning objectives include:
- Learn about converged networking and what it means for storage administrators.
- Understand the current state of the technology and where it is headed.
- See some actual examples of unified storage networking.
Bringing Storage into the Ethernet Era
Dennis will be moderating this discussion on Fibre Channel over Ethernet with other industry participants. For more information, please visit EthernetSummit.com. Dennis will give a 15-minute overview of DCB and FCoE, followed by asking the panelists a series of questions. The panelists represent the entire FCoE ecosystem. Afterwards, we will encourage questions from the audience.