If you’re planning to attend EMC World 2012May 21-24, The Venetian, Las Vegas, and you’re interested in FC, FCoE, iSCSI or Network Virtualization, please consider attending at least one of the following sessions:
FC/FCoE – Topologies, Protocols and Limitations
Days and times: Tuesday 10:00a and Wed 4:15p
Presenter: Erik Smith
Overview: Last year, my presentation focused on answering the questions “what is FCoE” and “why/when you should use FCoE”. This year, since the questions I'm receiving have shifted away from “what is/why FCoE” and moved toward “Should I use FC or Ethernet going forward”, I decided to completely rewrite my presentation and focus on:
- Future proofing your infrastructure – Should you use Physical FC or Ethernet?
- The pros and cons of FC, FCoE and iSCSI
- Best practices – What they are and why they matter to you
- Network Virtualization and its eventual impact on the SAN
Birds-of-a-Feather: Storage Networking for the Future
Day and time: Tuesday 1:30p
Presenters: Doug Fierro and Erik Smith
Overview: The Birds-of-a-feather sessions are your chance to provide feedback on EMC’s current initiatives and help us make sure we’re focused on what matters to you. This will be the fourth year that we’ve held a Storage Networking BoF and I can tell you from firsthand experience that we act on the information gathered during these sessions. If you have an “Axe to grind” (related to the SAN space), come to this session and let us have it! BTW, I’ll be providing a TDZ update during this session.
Converged Data Center: FCoE, iSCSI and the Future of Storage Networking
Days and times: Monday 8:30a and Wednesday 10:00a
Presenter: David Black, Ph.D. – EMC Distinguished Engineer
Overview: David will be providing an updated version of his extremely popular Storage Networking session. He’ll be covering FC, FCoE, iSCSI and providing a brief overview of Network Virtualization. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing David present, I would highly recommend attending this session. As Chair of the IETF STORM Working group (iSCSI), participant in the T11 working group (FC-BB-5) that defined FCoE and as a participant in the IETF nvo3 working group (Network virtualization), you will not be disappointed with David’s level of knowledge nor his ability to clearly articulate the key points that are relevant to you. BTW, Yes, I’m planning to attend as well.
Brocade: Storage Networking For the Virtual Enterprise
Day and Time: Tuesday 4:15p
Overview: I haven’t had an opportunity to review this session yet but it is definitely one that I will be attending.
Afterward: About the new Banner...
A big THANK YOU to Geraldine Ledoux for an outstanding job creating the new brass tacks banner. I've had the opportunity to work with Gerri on several projects in the past and she always amazes me with the finished product. You may be interested to know that Gerri also createdmany of the graphics in the EMC FCoE Techbook.