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  • Can Fibre Channel survive Ethernet's assault?

    Expensive and specialised Fibre Channel SANs have been under assault as companies consolidate data traffic over Ethernet. With Fibre Channel disks already largely eliminated from the market by SAS, can networking gear be far behind?

  • Network virtualisation and next generation network architecture

    As IT leaders try to get the best performance and efficiency out of their virtualised environments, they're realising the need for virtual networking, and often a whole new networking architecture that's designed for virtualisation from the ground up.

  • Why is converged I/O in data centres taking so long?

    So if converging the I/O infrastructure in data centres is all the rage, what's taking IT shops so long to do it?

  • How Fibre Channel over Ethernet went from fee to free

    With demand for FCoE more sluggish than vendors had hoped, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch and adapter makers are making it available for free.

  • Fibre Channel vs. iSCSI: The war continues

    In the beginning there was Fibre Channel (FC), and it was good. If you wanted a true SAN - versus shared direct-attached SCSI storage - FC is what you got. But FC was terribly expensive, requiring dedicated switches and host bus adapters, and it was difficult to support in geographically distributed environments. Then, around six or seven years ago, iSCSI hit the SMB market in a big way and slowly began its climb into the enterprise.

  • FCoE vs iSCSI over Ethernet

    Even though FibreChannel over Ethernet gets all the hype, iSCSI over Ethernet is just as capable of converging or unifying data centre servers, storage and networking, proponents say.

  • Server virtualisation rings iSCSI vendor's bell

    IP-based SANs are on the up - and it's all thanks to server virtualisation, argues Larry Cormier, of iSCSI storage developer LeftHand Networks.

  • The lowdown on the Techworld product awards

    We're often asked why certain products won an award - or why others didn't. We don't want the judges' decision to be shrouded in secrecy so this year we're setting out why the winners triumphed.

  • Going global with Ethernet

    Network service providers are beginning to offer Global Ethernet - Ethernet in the WAN. So what is it, how does it work, and why might you want it?

  • Is FCoE the emperor's new trousers?

    Everyone involved is saying such nice things about it that a cynic might start to wonder where the catch is...





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