Demartek to Present SSD and FCoE Technologies at SNW USA in October 2010
23 September 2010
- Monday, October 11, 11:10 a.m.: Unified Storage Networking
- Wednesday, October 13, 10:45 a.m.: Deep Dive on SSD
The leading switch vendors have revealed their visions of a unified data center network infrastructure (converged networking), and the adapter vendors are providing new adapters. It sounds good, but what are the ramifications for the storage networking infrastructures you have in place. This session will cover existing technologies that are available now and what is still needed, the key protocols and standards such as Data Center Bridging (DCB), also known as Enhanced Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) that will make the unified data center work, the advantages and disadvantages of having an integrated network, and how currently installed storage networks will be affected.
In addition, Dennis will include some of the results from his unified network testing with Enhanced Ethernet and FCoE in the Demartek lab.
Learning objectives include:
- Learn about converged networking and what it means for storage administrators.
- Understand the current state of the technology and where it is headed.
- See some actual examples of unified storage networking.
Deep Dive on SSD
This is an in-depth look at the architectures and technologies of solid state storage devices. The presentation will describe solid state in detail, and compare solid state with traditional magnetic media. In addition, Dennis will include some of the results from his solid state storage performance testing of Microsoft applications in the Demartek lab. Among the topics discussed are:
- DRAM vs. NAND Flash
- How NAND Flash Works
- SLC vs. MLC and smaller nanometer technologies
- Bad Block Management, Wear-leveling & other error management techniques
- Optimal I/O workloads for SSDs
- Trends in SSD solutions from the vendors
- Demartek Lab Performance Comparisons