FCoE

Video: Arista Networks and technology talk

While at SNW Europe I had the opportunity to visit the Arista Networks booth with my video camera in hand, and the guys on booth duty were good enough to allow me to shoot some footage while we talked about their products.Enjoy the video and then feel free to…

Video: Virtual Fabric for IBM BladeCenter

The below video is something I shot yesterday while at Storage Networking Europe in Frankfurt Germany.  In the video, William Lloyd Scull Senior Network Architect at BLADE Network Technologies, demos a feature of the IBM BladeCenter Virtual Fabric (comprised of Emulex OneConnect UCNA, BLADE Network Technologies Blade Switches and…

Emulex UCNA at SNW Europe

Today I attended the Emulex launch of their OnceConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) at SNW Europe, and I liked what I saw.Most will know by now that Im all for converged Ethernet unified fabrics.  Still, Im well aware that some of the vendor offerings are very “…

CEE the future

Wherever you look these days there’s no shortage of talk about FCoE.  However, sometimes I think a little too much attention is given to FCoE and people sometimes overlook the underlying DCB/CEE Enhanced Ethernet – In my opinion, this where much of the real work and…

FCoE: Framing deep dive

My current series of posts on FCoE and CEE have generated a lot of questions and feedback via the comments section and on Twitter.  In this post I will attempt to address some of the questions and misunderstandings – especially around encapsulation and framing efficiency……I received…

Why HP should buy Brocade

One of the rumours doing the rounds today is that Brocade are apparently up for sale or at least considering the possibility - I stress at the moment of writing this that it is pure speculation.  Clearly rumours like this must be taken with a bucket of salt and…

FCoE: Unovering the CNA - Deep Dive

Continuing with my current theme of Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and at the request of several people, this post will take a close look at Converged Network Adapters (CNA). Now then, there is no easy way to put this, but to do justice to a topic like this will require…