Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
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FC, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, DCB, traditional LAN, internet/WAN, HPC, clusters, clouds, server virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, and more are all colliding in your data center. Redundancy, resiliency, security, I/O consolidation, network convergence, dynamic application distribution, and thin provisioning with high levels of service are desired at all layers and all data center sizes across a broad spectrum of use cases. You worry about operational separation, buying decisions, investment protection, cost and energy savings, and evolving standards while maintaining very high levels of service and security. The boundaries between previously separate worlds of the storage network and LAN and MAN/WAN are being broken down leading to thinking about data center networks as a whole. This tutorial will illustrate important trends and developments resulting in evolution to a true Data Center Network.