Scaling-out Ethernet for the Data Center

By Voltaire

Applying the scalability, effciency, and fabric virtualization capabilities of InfniBand to ConvergedĀ  Enhanced Ethernet (CEE).

These trends have signifcant impact on the fabric architecture of the data center. Fabrics must now support larger-scale Layer 2 (L2) networks since server virtualization and mobility, new storage protocols, and low latency messaging must reside on the same L2 domain. The new data center infrustracture must also be set to overcome the management complexity and address virtualization from the ground up.

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