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The Year of 10G Data Center LAN
 

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FCoE is the benefactor of the perfect storm - the conversion of server virtualization, blade server deployments and the advent of 10 GB LOMs. FCoE will follow 10G Ethernet Deployments and that process ...

FCoE is the benefactor of the perfect storm - the conversion of server virtualization, blade server deployments and the advent of 10 GB LOMs. FCoE will follow 10G Ethernet Deployments and that process is unfolding.

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  • Ethernet Technology Summit San Jos é , CA USA February 2010
  • Ethernet Technology Summit San Jos é , CA USA February 2010
  • Ethernet Technology Summit San Jos é , CA USA February 2010
  • Ethernet Technology Summit San Jos é , CA USA February 2010
  • Ethernet Technology Summit San Jos é , CA USA February 2010

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  • The Year of 10G Data Center LAN Joe Gervais Senior Director, Product Marketing Emulex San José, CA USA February 2010
  • Virtual NIC technology
    • HP Flex-10, IBM VFA
      • Multiple NIC functions per port
      • Maintains isolation offered by multiple GbE ports in virtualized environments
    • SR-IOV starting to emerge
      • Early OS support
        • Linux only, Windows, Vmware 12-24 months away
      • Nascent Bridging standards
        • Virtual Ethernet Bridge (VEB)
        • Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregators
    • Today’s VNIC provides good enough solution until SR-IOV ready – Much like NAT & IPv6
    San José, CA USA February 2010
  • 2nd Generation FCoE Converged Network Adapters
    • Enables Blade Connectivity
      • Blades much further along in 10G transition
      • Blades traditionally drive higher SAN connectivity
    • Enables Broader Rack Server Connectivity
      • Full height adapters restricted platforms, particularly Sun Sparc
    San José, CA USA February 2010
  • Innovative Business Models
    • FCoE will follow 10G Ethernet Deployments
      • One more tipping point for 10G
    • Business models allow FCoE to be layered on 10G products
      • 10G Data Center switches with FCoE Options
      • 10G LOMs/NICs with Pay as you Go upgrade to FCoE
    San José, CA USA February 2010
  • FCoE – Benefactor of the Perfect Storm San José, CA USA February 2010 Server Virtualization Blade Server Deployments 10G LOM FCoE