Simplify Your Data Center with a Unified Fabric
June 14th, 2010 By: Kevin Normandeau
The explosive growth of data, the high penetration of virtualization, and the unabated power and cooling need associated with high density computing are driving massive changes in the data center. As data center managers respond to these growing trends, they are finding that a Unified 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric will help them reduce cost and complexity.
Cisco and NetApp are hosting a live event on June 22nd at 9:00 Pacific time that explores the mechanics of 10GbE migration and how IT managers can effectively deploy iSCSI, NFS, and FCoE. Further, this session discusses architectural alternatives and how an Open FCoE implementation will enable broad access to storage in the data center.
As organizations increasingly rely on IT to help enable, and even change, their business strategies, they need their data center infrastructure to be more powerful, agile, and cost effective than ever. To attend this live event and learn more about the advantage of a Unified Ethernet Fabric, register here.
Unified fabrics can simplify your convergence needs especially if the unfied fabrics are made of open source software and commodity hardware. I came across “All-in-One” server, storage, switch & router convergence and virtualization by a company called Fractioned. They build everything using high performance commodity hardware and open source software. This brings down the cost dramatically and pretty much eliminates vendor traps & lock-ins.
I thought it might be interesting route down the road to convergence (http://fractioned.net).