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    2013 in Review and the Outlook for 2014 – A SNIA ESF Perspective

    January 28th, 2014

    Technology continues to advance rapidly. Making sense of it all can be a challenge. At the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum, we focus on storage technologies and solutions enabled by and associated with Ethernet Networks. Last year, we modified the charters of our two Special Interest Groups (SIG) to address topics about file protocols and storage …Read More


    Ethernet Storage Forum – 2012 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2013

    December 20th, 2012

    As we come to a close of the year 2012, I want to share some of our successes and briefly highlight some new changes for 2013. Calendar year 2012 has been eventful and the SNIA-ESF has been busy. Here are some of our accomplishments: 10GbE – With virtualization and network convergence, as well as the …Read More


    Will Ethernet storage move to 10GBASE-T?

    August 2nd, 2012

    10GBASE-T is a technology that runs 10Gb Ethernet over familiar Category 6/6a cables for distances up to 100m and is terminated by the ubiquitous RJ-45 jack. Till now, most datacenter copper cabling has been special Direct Attach cables for distances up to 7m terminated by an SFP+ connector. To work, data center switches need matching …Read More


    Deploying SQL Server with iSCSI – Answers to your questions

    March 14th, 2011

    by: Gary Gumanow Last Wednesday (2/24/11), I hosted an Ethernet Storage Forum iSCSI SIG webinar with representatives from Emulex and NetApp to discuss the benefits of iSCSI storage networks in SQL application environments. You can catch a recording of the webcast on BrightTalk here. The webinar was well attended, and while we received so many …Read More


    SQL Server “rocks” with iSCSI – Emulex and NetApp tell why

    February 11th, 2011

    iSCSI is no longer just a small business storage solution. Learn how iSCSI performs in business critical environments, such as SQL by experts from NetApp and Emulex.


    Ethernet and IP Storage – Today’s Technology Enabling Next Generation Data Centers

    October 21st, 2010

    Ethernet networks offer a number of advantages for storage applications. Given the rapid growth of server virtualization, using a highly flexible and mobile network for storage is needed. IP storage protocols offer advantages for today’s and tomorrow’s data centers.


    Five Reasons to Deploy iSCSI Storage in the Cloud

    April 30th, 2010

    IT as a Service (ITaaS), or cloud services (clouds), was one of the “buzz” topics at SNW this Spring. And industry groups, such as SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative, are beginning to address the standards, policies, and marketing messages that help define what is ITaaS or clouds. Whatever the definition, “cloud” technologies appear ahead of attempts …Read More


    Ethernet Storage Market Momentum

    March 15th, 2010

    Despite the recession of the past couple of years, the market for Ethernet Storage has shown grown significantly both in terms of equipment shipped and in terms of market share. Last week’s release by IDC of their Q42009 Worldwide Storage Systems Hardware Tracker, gave us an opportunity to see the latest numbers. For the purposes …Read More