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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 1 March 2011 issue of The best storage for virtual desktops
As Ethernet continues to navigate its roadmap on the way to 100 Gbps, it looks like it might take over all networking chores in the data center. The network is still the Rodney Dangerfield of enterprise storage infrastructure -- it just can't seem to get the respect it needs, and sometimes doesn't even get the attention it deserves. Sure, you care about the network when it gets too congested to carry data around efficiently or when you run out of places to plug things in, but for the most part it's just there. But a couple of developments in the last few years have generated more interest in the neglected network. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), touted as the great storage uniter, offers a way to knit together otherwise disparate networks, making Fibre Channel and Ethernet networks function as one (at least in theory). FC has been the de facto standard connective tissue for enterprise-class storage environments, and with its storage-centric protocol design it's generally accepted as the performance leader. But Ethernet's stake in the storage shop has ... Access >>>
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