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InfiniBand and Next Generation Enterprise Networks

Time 02/03/09 12:30PM-01:00PM

Session Abstract

InfiniBand was once billed as the foundational, system-wide interconnect to unify all of enterprise networking. While that didn't happen, the protocol is playing an increasingly important role in the datacenter. With the steady adoption of more powerful business-continuity, disaster recovery and high performance and grid computing applications, many enterprises and research institutions are turning to InfiniBand as the enabler of their most latency-intolerant, bandwidth-intensive applications across Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) optical networks.

Paul Morkel, Director ASM NA, and Brian Savory Director Business Development Enterprise of ADVA Optical Networking will offer their thoughts on InfiniBand's place in the enterprise datacenter moving forward. Can InfiniBand co-exist with emerging Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)? What strategic factors must enterprise datacenter managers weigh in ensuring that today's and tomorrow's needs are cost-effectively met?

Speakers

Speaker Representative ADVA Optical Networking

Speaker Paul Morkel ADVA Optical Networking

Presentation Media

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Speaker Representative ADVA Optical Networking

Speaker Representative ADVA Optical Networking

Speaker Colin Morgan NOAA