Intel® Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms: NetApp* Unified Networking and Storage: 10GbE FCoE and iSCSI
This paper is for IT organizations and service providers who are interested in building loud data centers. Storage solutions are critical elements of the overall cloud architecture. Unified networking based on 10 Gigabit Ethernet provided cost-effective solution for cloud storage architecture based on commonly used Ethernet technology.
This paper provides the complete architectural details with step-by-step instructions to set up and evaluate the two most common block-level storage protocols, fibre channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Internet small computer system interface iSCSI, run over 10 GbE from end-to-end. Continue reading for observations about the functionality and performance that occurred during testing.