FCoE: Fact vs. Fiction
Understanding the Realities and Requirements for Converged Networks
Networks based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet and FCoE promise to converge LAN and SAN infrastructure and dramatically reduce cabling, heat densities and ultimately costs. For these benefits to be realized, however, technology infrastructure must achieve critical mass. Organizations will have to adopt a new protocol, understand performance issues and sort out organizational and other processes.
On Tuesday, February 2nd - 12:00 noon ET, the Wikibon community will convene to discuss this important topic. We've invited several well-known bloggers and respected technologists to participate, including:
- Dave Graham - @davegraham
- Dennis Martin - @demartek
- Nigel Poulton - @nigelpoulton
- Stu Miniman - @stu
We will focus on the realities of FCoE adoption and key issues including:
- What's required to implement FCoE and converged networks - i.e. what can we do with FCoE today?
- What are the limitations and what pitfalls should practitioners understand?
- How fast will FCoE adoption occur-- i.e. when will the limitations go away?
- What will be the prominent use cases for FCoE - i.e. where's the fit?
Here's the premise of the call:
Organizations that want to aggressively pursue virtualization and are seeing high NIC counts are the best candidates to pilot FCoE today and will see the most benefit in the near-to-mid term. FCoE can be deployed today but typically only at small scale. Over the next five years, adoption of FCoE will increase steadily as costs decline and end customers reach a critical mass of infrastructure necessary to support FCoE.
Please join us and participate in the conversation.
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET (9:00am - 10:00am PT)
We hope to see you there...