How is FCoE being deployed in today’s data centers? Find out in this live Webcast that will discuss three of the most used FCoE designs currently being implemented by organizations. We’ll dive into design considerations and best practices around case studies of data centers that have deployed:
•Multi Hop FCoE
•Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) with FCoE
Discover the FCoE implementation that will suit your environment and bring your questions to this live event.
As virtualization continues to evolve and data centers become more dynamic than ever, IT leaders are exploring ways to put in place a storage environment that can keep pace. Is FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) the answer? Expanding the conversation from our February Webcast, “Use Cases for iSCSI and FCoE,” this live SNIA Webcast examines the current state of FCoE and looks at how this protocol can expand the agility of the data center. Find out where and when FCoE shines and hear our experts discuss:
•Using FCoE as a storage overlay
•40GbE and 100GbE – How much throughput do you need?
•Single-hop, multi-hop and beyond
•OpenStack, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and FCoE
•Cost justifications and real-world use cases
Fibre Channel has been the SAN protocol of choice for many years, but iSCSI and more recently Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) have been chipping away at Fibre Channel’s dominance. Join analysts from Dell’Oro Group and SNIA experts as they discuss:
•How quickly users have been migrating towards FCoE networks
•FCoE and iSCSI adoption rates
•Key trends and drivers influencing adoption
•The impact of Data Center Bridging
•Ideal use cases for both FCoE and iSCSI
VN2VN is an enhancement to the ANSI T11 specification for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) that promises to significantly reduce the cost of implementing an FCoE SAN. VN2VN is part of the BB6 draft standard soon to be in final draft incorporating comments from the final resolution. Anticipating the value of VN2VN, some vendors have already started to release VN2VN capable products. Customers and bloggers are starting to discuss the impact of VN2VN on their environments. This Webcast will begin with a brief overview of what VN2VN is and proceed to elucidate its real capabilities in illustrative usage models. How VN2VN can be used in typical customer deployments will be shown.Read more >
Size matters in this discussion about FCOE and optimizing deployment. Watch Andrew Levin (Cisco, @AndLevin) and Paul Sferratore (NexusIS, @MadItalianATL) discuss the future of FCOERead more >
FCoE is the hottest emerging technology driving network convergence in the data center. FCoE has the ability to simplify data center complexities by reducing power, space, cabling and network devices. FCoE is now an industry standard and it’s compatibility with Ethernet will leverage the ubiquity, knowledge base and economics of Ethernet networks while preserving the infrastructure, strengths, and tools of the existing Fibre Channel (FC) storage management framework. From large to small enterprises, these benefits can amount to significant cost savings by delivering FC quality over Ethernet networks.
Attendees will learn:
• About FCoE and why it is a smart solution for data centers today.
• How you can put FCoE to work in your data center to lower power, people, space, and equipment costs, without sacrificing performance.
• Examples necessary to assemble and deliver compelling FCoE solutions.
• Why Fibre Channel continues to be a wise investment.
Presenters: Mike McNamara, FCIA Marketing Committee Chair & FC SAN Product Marketing, NetApp and Craig Carlson, Chair ANSI/INCITS Task Group T11.3, Fibre Channel Protocols & Technologist, QLogic.