So, my good friend Stu Miniman (@stu on Twitter) put out a video a few months back extolling the virtues of FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) for the next generation data center. This video, while fascinating, didn’t answer the underlying hardware questions that we all had: What the heck does all this stuff look like? To make us happy, Stu created a Part 2 video showing off some of the FCoE hardware like the Cisco Nexus 5010 and Qlogic 81xx series CNAs. This video is definitely worth a look/listen.
Accompanying this video, Stu also prepped the following slide deck which goes over the hardware a little more specifically.
I’m anxiously looking forward to tomorrow’s CloudCall event. I’ve previously published the bridge line information here and all that’s really left is a “schedule” for the call. So, here you go!
Topic: Cisco Unified Computing/Communication Server
Introduction and Topic Exposition – 5 minutes
Open discussion on the applicability of Cisco‘s UCS for public/private clouds (virtualization) – 50 minutes
Some of the chatter around Twitter, etc. has been about the server infrastructure of the UCS platform versus, perhaps, the solution as a whole. I want to hear from YOU as to what you think is going to happen and its implications.
Over at Cisco, there is a post from April, 2008 on the FCoE vs. IB argument that was written by Dante Malagrino. What follows is MY perspective (not my employers) on the FCoE vs. IB argument that he puts forth.
a.) Historically, both IB and FC have been more difficult to manage than competing […]