next-best-transport! down with ethernet!

Vitkovsky, Adam avitkovsky at
Fri Dec 30 09:58:38 UTC 2011

Actually an a Cisco presentation on Nexus 7k I asked whether it's possible to transport the FCoE over let's say EoMPLS or VPLS and did not get a straight answer though that was half a year ago
-but it would be really cool to connect hard-drives directly over continents

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Hill [mailto:tom at] 
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:58 PM
To: nanog at
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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