Bringing storage and data center networks together, or network convergence, is a monumental task that requires an immense amount of planning. Networking professionals must be able to understand storage protocols and to make proper decisions regarding storage.
In this video, technical editor Michael Brandenburg sits down with Stuart Miniman, an analyst for the Wikibon Project. Miniman discusses Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) vs. iSCSI vs. Infiniband over Ethernet in terms of network convergence, and whether or not FCoE-ready equipment is required. Miniman also discusses the role of virtual I/O in network convergence.
About the speaker: Stuart Miniman is an analyst and research lead for networking and virtualization for The Wikibon Project. He has worked extensively on supporting the adoption of new networking technologies to the market including Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE and Distance Solutions (GigE, FCIP, iFCP, SONET, WDM). Stuart worked at EMC for 10 years; with a primary focus on storage networking and virtualization technologies.