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Re: [Xen-users] xen and SAN.

To: Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] xen and SAN.
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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:31:49 -0500
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On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 4:22 PM, Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm not sure I buy that...if FC were dead, companies would not still be 
> developing technologies based upon it...like 8Gb/s FC, which is alive and 
> well.  The major server manufacturers also still offer their servers - 1U, 
> 2U, blade, etc. - with FC HBAs.  Cisco is still building, selling, and 
> supporting FC switches.  FC is far from dead.  Furthermore, even on 10Gb (not 
> GB, Gb) iSCSI still has higher latency and higher overhead than FC, so even 
> if your throughput is lower (even much lower), depending on the types of 
> files you're using on those FC connections FC may actually yield better 
> performance than 10Gb iSCSI.  Just my two bits...

right after world peace, my big wish would be to have InfiniBand
everywhere for storage...


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