FCoE versus FC Farce


Tony Bourke has just posted a great leveller to shed some illumination on the flawed methods used by the Evaluator Group in their report “Comparing Enterprise Storage Networking Options FC vs. FCoE Lab Validation”

The Data Center Overlords

Updates 2/6/2014:

  • @JohnKohler noticed that the UCS Manager screenshot used (see below) is from a UCS Emulator, not any system they used for testing.
  • Evaluator Group promises answers to questions that both I and Dave Alexander (@ucs_dave) have brought up.

On my way back from South America/Antarctica, I was pointed to a bake-off/performance test commissioned by Brocade and performed by a company called Evaluator Group. It compared the performance of edge FCoE (non-multi-hop FCoE) to native 16 Gbit FC. The FCoE test was done on a Cisco UCS blade system connecting to a Brocade switch, and the FC was done on an HP C7000 chassis system connecting…

View original post 2,093 more words

Advertisements

About RedNectar Chris Welsh

Professional IT Instructor. All things TCP/IP, Cisco or VoIP
This entry was posted in Cisco, Data Center, Data Centre, UCS. Bookmark the permalink.