Premium Content

Access "ATA over Ethernet for converged data center networks? No way"

Published: 10 Oct 2012

By Ivan Pepelnjak, Fast Packet Blogger When I started exploring storage networking technologies from a networking engineer's perspective, I stumbled across ATA over Ethernet (ATAoE) – or ATA command set transported directly within Ethernet frames. The approach seemed similar to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) – only with even less industry acceptance. As I abhor protocol designers who are shortsighted enough to purposely limit themselves to a single LAN domain, I never looked deeper into the technology until I stumbled across an article in The Register praising the virtues of ATAoE. Check out Ivan's blog: Cisco IOSHints Long distance vMotion and the traffic trombone vMotion: An elephant in the data center room DCB and TRILL have nothing in common Further research quickly confirmed that ATAoE is limited primarily to a single vendor (Coraid) and the Wikipedia article on ATAoE revealed an "amazing" fact: "AoE specification is 12 pages compared with iSCSI's 257 pages." While I never considered the length of protocol specification to be an indication of its ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside


More Premium Content Accessible For Free