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RE: next-best-transport! down with ethernet!
From: "Holmes,David A" <dholmes () mwdh2o com>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:06:51 -0800

If I am not mistaken the IETF efforts to standardize the TRILL spec, and IEEE efforts to standardize the DCB spec will 
provide the desired features to Ethernet: lossless delivery, QoS, and bringing an IS-IS layer 3 model to layer 2. I 
think Cisco has a pre TRILL/DCB standards feature set called Fabricpath, and Brocade has a feature set called VCS.

Both, I think, will converge Ethernet data and Fibre Channel over the same wire.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Hill [mailto:tom () ninjabadger net]
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:58 AM
To: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: next-best-transport! down with ethernet!

On Thu, 2011-12-29 at 10:06 -0500, Christopher Morrow wrote:
yes, let's get something with say fixed sized packets, ability to have
predictable jitter and also, for fun, no more STP!
Ethernet is too complex, maybe something simpler? I hear there's this
new tech 'ATM'? it seems to fit the bill!

Pfft. Everyone knows that Fibre Channel's going to replace everything...
The minute we get those 128Gbit/sec transmission characteristics,
Ethernet's gonna be as good as RS-485.





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