Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fiber Channel over 10 Gig Ethernet

Intel today released open source code for encapsulating Fiber Channel packets in Ethernet Frames which can be then transported over 10 Gig Ethernet. The software designed for linux is available on Open-FCoE.org. I expect that this will bring in more 10 Gig Ethernet stuff in SANs and data center environments where Fiber Channel has been pretty dominant till now.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Video Clip Series

In continuation with the previous post, I will be posting some interesting video clips related to the discussion topics of this forum, to illustrate the growing popularity of this media. Most of these video clips are embedded from sites such as Youtube, Google Video, Revver etc.

Today's clip features a discussion with an NTT official about why we are witnessing adoption of Ethernet PON technologies in Japan while Europe and North America are going with GPON.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The power of video clips

Slightly off-topic here... owing to my spare time in the holiday season. I am impressed at how predominant video clips are becoming over the internet... the success of You Tube being just one example. Advertising is increasingly shifting to using video clips over the internet. Look through YouTube and you will find ad clips from well recognized companies including Sony Playstation. As an example, here is Sun Microsystems' video clip advertising its 10 Gig Ethernet adapters... something on topic.

In case you are a video producer or amateur and would like to explore ways of making money over the Internet using your video/ movie clips, here is an excellent article by a well-known independent cinema veteran.

Btw, VMware released their ESX 3.5 with support for Neterion's cards with a claim of delivering 10 Gbps from a virtualized domain with near native OS CPU utilization. Anybody able to verify this?

Happy Holidays!!!