Speaking in Tech: VMware $billion buy - brilliance ... or blunder?
Also, how many bods needed to fit an SDN lightbulb?
This week's techcast delves into all the latest technology in the storage and virtualisation sector. Your hosts Greg Knieriemen and Sarah Vela (Ed Saipetch is away on a secret mission) are talking to the Man Who Knows - special guest J Metz (@DrJMetz), who is strategic product manager of Storage and Unified Fabric at Cisco Systems. If you're a Software Defined Networking beginner, here's the place to start. We also take a look at the trend towards data centre convergence and how that will affect the storage industry at large.
This week we discuss...
- Happy Sarah
- Ed Saipetch, international man of mystery
- Catching up with J Metz
- The State of FCoE
- FCoE vs iSCSI
- FCoE vs Fibre Channel Brocade buys Vyatta
- Software Defined Networking (SDN) keeps making waves
- SDN hype - the scale of networks
- The enterprise and social media rockstars
- Social media split personality disorder
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The promise of FCoE
Metz makes a fair case for using Ethernet but doesn't make a case for replacing FC with FCoE.
When customers look into the complexity of FC and then look at FCoE, which maintains that level of complexity,
Secondly, FCoE may work for larger customers, but for the broader market - small and medium sized customers, FC is established, reliable, works well and is cost-effective. iSCSI is large and growing rapidly because it is also established, reliable, works well and is extremely cost-effective, but with the simplicity that FCoE doesn't bring to the table.
I know Cisco has a bunch of Nexus switches they need to push, but is anyone else other than Cisco leading with FCoE?
So skip the first 8 minutes
where all they do is talk about people 's names, basketball and French. It's irrelevant.