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SNIA Europe Whitepaper - Journey to Unified Fabric

This new SNIA Europe whitepaper takes a look into datacenter architectures, reviewing current technologies and looking towards future trends with increased speeds and efficiency.

Download the white paper through the link below.

 Journey to Unified Fabric

Ethernet Storage

The SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) is responsible for driving the broad adoption of Ethernet-connected storage networking technologies and solutions by:

  • Creating vendor neutral education materials on Ethernet-connected storage networking technologies
  • Driving market awareness and positioning of the various Ethernet storage technologies
  • Providing industry experts and thought leadership on Ethernet-connected storage networking technologies
  • Leveraging SNIA and industry events, activities and end-user outreach programs around the globe

The ESF is organized to promote and provide education on the advantages of storage over Ethernet.  The broader adoption of Ethernet as a converged storage networking infrastructure has prompted the ESF to expand its charter and has redefined and expanded its two Special Interest Groups (SIGs): 

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The ESF members represent leading hardware, software, data storage and data management companies dedicated to providing the global IT community with vendor-neutral information, and educational resources about Ethernet-connected storage solutions.

Interested in joining the Ethernet Storage Forum? Click here

Latest Ethernet Storage Publications

  • Mobile Enterprise Cloud: Beyond File Sync and Share

    By Ingo Fuchs, SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum member (NetApp)

    First published in DCS UK - May 2015

    The enterprise file sync and share space has gotten a lot of attention over the last few years – and for good reason. But it is important to not lose sight of the ultimate goal – enabling your corporate users to do their jobs, to increase productivity, to be more responsive to customer needs – and ultimately to make more money.

  • Ethernet Connected Drives Webcast Q&A

    Taken from blog post at

    At our recent SNIA ESF Webcast “Visions for Ethernet Connected Drives” Chris DePuy of the Dell’Oro Group discussed potential benefits, use cases, and challenges of Ethernet connected drives. It’s not surprising that we had a lot of questions given that this market is in its infancy. As promised during our live event, here are answers to questions from the audience. If you think of additional questions, please feel free to comment on this blog.

  • The Journey to Unified Fabric: Where are you?

    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.

  • SNIA Europe Whitepaper - The Journey to Unified Fabric - Download

    Download the whitepaper by Fausto Vaninetti, SNIA Europe Board of Directors (Cisco) here.


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