Networking With Your Servers & Storage: Cloud, Virtual and Physical Environments

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Greg Schulz, Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO

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Regardless of if yours is a cloud, virtual or physical data infrastructure environment, your server and storage need to network with each other. Granted this can range from local dedicated direct attached storage (DAS) to remote wide area and cloud storage with various types of block, file and object access using different shared or networked approaches. Which is right for your different needs will depend on many factors, as one size does not fit all scenarios. This is why there are many different types of server and storage I/O access and interface options that will be covered in this webinar. In addition to what are your options, we will also look at what to use when, where, why along with the tradeoffs for networking your servers with storage. Key themes: •Fast servers need fast storage that rely on fast networks •There is more to storage networking than FC, iSCSI and NAS •Role of PCIe, SAS/SATA, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, InfiniBand, Ethernet, IP, SAN, NAS, DAS and object •What are your various options for shared local and remote storage access •The argument should not be block vs. file vs. object rather how they complement each other •What to use when, where, why and how for different scenarios •Server and Storage I/O networking metrics that matter •How will you move or access your data locally and in the cloud •Cloud, virtual and physical environments for big and little data

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