Monday, January 10, 2011

Extreme Networks Demos Data Center Bridging for iSCSI-Based Storage

Extreme Networks has added support for Data Center Bridging (DCB) protocols in multi-vendor environments into existing BlackDiamond and Summit switching products.

The company recently participated in the Enterprise iSCSI Interoperability Test Event at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), which demonstrated the continued power of Ethernet and recent extensions to the standard, such as Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), to support high performance storage. Extreme Networks was one of many networking and storage vendors to participate and demonstrate the power of open data center architectures for converged data and storage networks. IEEE standards, including CEE and Data Center Bridging (DCBX), enable the lossless transport of Ethernet-based storage traffic and deliver the reliability and lossless characteristics required for demanding SAN applications.