SC09 White Paper
Continuous reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is the ultimate goal for building next generation data center networks. Key technology transitions applicable to future data centers are network convergence and virtualization. The Ethernet Alliance multi-vendor, multi-technology showcase demonstrates a proof-of-concept converged network based on 10GbE showing its ability to provide high performance networking for various traffic types, including LAN, SAN and IPC traffic. This showcase highlights how network convergence takes advantage of high speed Ethernet to deliver client messaging, storage, and server application communications over a unified network while maintaining the same level of high performance delivered in separate networks. In addition data center interconnect technologies such as 10GBASE-T and SFP+ 10GbE Direct Attach Cables will be demonstrated.