Jeff Archer of the SNIA ESF Forum has written an article weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of both FCoE and iSCSI to help you decide which network protocol is right for you.
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Recorded: 6 November 2012 - 16:00 GMT/17:00 CET
This talk will appeal to Virtual Data Center Managers, Database Server administrators, and those that are seeking a fundamental understanding of NFSv4.1 with pNFS. It will cover the four key reasons to start working with NFSv4.1 today; explain the storage layouts for parallel NFS; NFSv4.1 Files, Blocks and T10 OSD Objects; and improvements in security. We’ll conclude the session with use cases for grid, database access, enterprise and desktop virtualization.
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From the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum
NFSv4 has been a standard file sharing protocol since 2003, but has not been widely adopted. Yet, NFSv4 improves on NFSv3 in many important ways. In this white paper, we explain the how NFSv4 is better suited to a wide range of datacenter and HPC use than its predecessor NFSv3, as well as providing resources for migrating from v3 to v4. And, most importantly, we make the argument that users should, at the very least, be evaluating and deploying NFSv4.1 for use in new projects; and ideally, should be using it wholesale in their existing environments.
The Fibre Channel (T11.3) standards committee developed a Standard called Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The FCoE standard specifies the encapsulation of Fibre Channel frames into Ethernet Frames and the amalgamation of these technologies into a network fabric that can support Fibre Channel protocols and other protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP/IP etc. A “Direct End-to-End” FCoE variant has been accepted for the next version of the Standard The tutorial will show the Fundamentals of these FCoE concepts and describe how they might be exploited in a Data Center environment.
By Fausto Vaninetti, SNIA Europe Board of Directors (Cisco)
First published in DCS Europe - March 2015
Within datacenters, one thing is always true: users and their applications need to be able to access their data. For user traffic, the winning transport technology is clearly Ethernet. For data traffic, several alternatives or complementary options have been proposed and used to some degree of success. Infiniband, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, Ethernet with NFS are all names that come to mind. In this document we just want to explore the most popular combination of technologies and the way they are coming to work together.
Taken from blog post at http://www.sniaesfblog.com
At our recent live Webcast Benefits of RDMA in Accelerating Ethernet Storage Connectivity experts from Emulex, Intel and Microsoft had an insightful discussion on the ways RDMA is having an impact on Ethernet storage. The live event was attended by nearly 200 people and feedback was overwhelming positive with several attendees thanking us for our vendor neutral presentation and one attendee commenting that it was, Probably the most clearly comprehensible yet comprehensive webinar Ive attended in some time. If you missed the Webcast, its now available on demand. We did not have time to get to everyones questions, so as promised, below are answers to all of them. If you have additional questions, please ask them in the comments section in this blog and well get back to you as soon as possible.
By Brad Nisbet, SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum member (NetApp)
First published in DCS UK - February 2014
A cloud-based IT delivery model can speed up application development and provide flexible environments to accommodate the dynamic and unpredictable needs of the organization and its customers. Its easy to see why there is so much interest among companies to learn more about how they can benefit from cloud.
By John Reed, SNIA ESF member (NetApp)
First published in DCS Europe - February 2014
What are your challenges in adopting the cloud? While many new companies have found success starting out with a cloud infrastructure, enterprises and existing companies have found it complicated to make the transition. One reason is that many existing enterprise applications run over File Services (NAS-based) protocols like SMB or NFS, but there are precious few clouds out there with these offerings.
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