Date Added: Dec 2009
The datacenter is in the midst of unprecedented change and transformation. Changes in the compute infrastructure such as new dense computing platforms and expanding use cases of server virtualization are causing the network infrastructure to support higher-density configurations and virtual machine mobility. In addition, the expanding use of content such as video and files that are typically accessed and stored on Ethernet networks is creating an unprecedented opportunity for Ethernet to support datacenter storage. The demand to reduce ongoing operational costs is highlighting both energy efficiency and product designs that reduce the burden of managing and operating devices for the IT staff.