Posts Tagged iSCSI
At Interop in NYC, I had the pleasure in participating in “The Great Debate: iSCSI beats FC”. Conference track chair, Mike Fratto pulled in Howard Marks, Stephen Foskett and me to have a little fun with a topic that all of us have been discussing and debating for a decade. Stephen and I were asked to take dogmatic positions (I supported FC and the NY Yankees while Stephen defended iSCSI and his beloved Red Sox) while Howard Marks was tasking with moderating (keeping us honest and bringing in the questions). There were great questions from the in-person and remote (video/Twitter) audiences. There was a clear winner, watch the video below to find out [all 3 of us shared our recommendations for making the FC/iSCSI decision after the vote].
Today in NYC, QLogic launched a new product line – a 10Gb Intelligent Ethernet adapter, Converged Network Adapter and Converged LOM – and presented their strategy to financial analysts. While a third generation product family announcement may not sound exciting, QLogic’s announcement of converged networking products is not just another turn of the crank. The solutions that can be deployed increase the FCoE ecosystem and give customers and vendors unprecedented flexibility for 10Gb Ethernet solutions. QLogic also shared its vision the full data center portfolio including security and virtualization components.
Today Emulex announced general availability of its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNA) and OneCommand Manager software. With this announcement, Emulex is making a strong move into the 10Gb Ethernet network adapter marketplace, while continuing its existing Fibre Channel HBA business.
Today’s announcement includes the general availability of three different adapters, a 10GbE NIC with TCP/IP offload, a 10Gb iSCSI adapter with full iSCSI offload and full TCP/IP offload, and a 10Gb converged network adapter (CNA) supporting Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCOE) that includes full TCP/IP offload. These dual-port, PCI-Express 2.0 x8 products are available immediately through distributors worldwide, and are expected to be available through major server and storage vendors in the future. The UCNAs have been qualified to run with Microsoft and Linux operating systems, and other environments are expected to be officially supported soon.