Ethernet in Future Data Centers

Moderator: Rob Hays, Intel


While large data centers often draw the most amount of attention, the reality is that there are a variety of types of data centers, ranging in size, form, function, and capacity.   From the various I/O ranging from Gigabit Ethernet to 100 Gigabit Ethernet to support server, networking, and storage applications across multiple media types to the data center bridging protocols, Ethernet has provided the data center community with a host of solutions.  With the introduction and deployment of these technologies underway, end-users are garnering world experience with all of these solutions.  What have they found?  Come hear Ramanujam Rao from Nationwide Insurance, Hartley Fred from Chevron, and Matt Estes from ODCA viewpoints, and engage in an industry discussion to identify what future data center networks need from Ethernet.