The definitive guide to using breakthrough FCoE technology to reduce data center costs and simplify administration.
- Two Cisco insiders clearly illuminate the benefits and role of FCoE technology in the enterprise, and show how to implement it successfully.
- The first book to cover the final FCoE standard.
- Contains five detailed case studies and an indispensable FCoE FAQ for both technical professionals and IT decision-makers.
- Co-authored by the leader of the T11 FCoE standards group
Using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and related technologies, data centers can consolidate data traffic onto a single network switch, simplifying their environments, promoting virtualization, and substantially reducing power and cooling costs. This emerging technology is drawing immense excitement, but few enterprise IT decision-makers and implementers truly understand it. I/O Consolidation in the Data Center is the only complete, up-to-date guide to FCoE. FCoE innovators Silvano Gai and Claudio DeSanti (chair of the T11 FCoE standards working group) systematically explain the technology: its benefits, tradeoffs, and what it will take to implement it successfully in production environments. Unlike most other discussions of FCoE, this book fully reflects the final, recently-approved industry standard. The authors also present five detailed case studies illustrating typical FCoE adoption scenarios, as well as an extensive Q and A section addressing the issues enterprise IT professionals raise most often.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2009