February 14th, 2011
By Ken Won, Director of Product Marketing at Force10 Networks
Server and storage environments have seen a lot of changes in the past ten years, while developments in networking have remained fairly static. Now, the demands of virtualization and network convergence are driving significant changes in the data center network. Networks have always been considered as plumbing that connect servers and storage, but new, dynamic switches are changing the network’s role in the overall data center. It’s not your father’s network anymore, and savvy data center managers need to understand and plan for the changes that are coming.
This white paper discusses new network technologies, explains what they are, and suggests how to plan for them in future data center architectures.