• Corpus ID: 14592153

Internet Data Centers Scale-up versus Scale-out Several Ongoing Developments Necessitate a Study of Architectural and Operational Concerns in Modern Data Centers, including Data Center Fabric Research, Scale-up versus Scale-out, Resource Consolidation, Infrastructure Management, and Operational Cost

@inproceedings{Kant2004InternetDC,
  title={Internet Data Centers Scale-up versus Scale-out Several Ongoing Developments Necessitate a Study of Architectural and Operational Concerns in Modern Data Centers, including Data Center Fabric Research, Scale-up versus Scale-out, Resource Consolidation, Infrastructure Management, and Operational Cost},
  author={Krishna Kant and Prasant Mohapatra},
  year={2004}
}
reduced cost, widespread expertise in Ethernetrelated protocols, and simplicity of using a single fabric. However, the transition to a unified Ethernet fabric requires resolving several major challenges, including efficient implementation of the dominant protocol layers—for example, iSCSI, TCP, RDMA, and SSL—at high data rates; advanced quality of service to ensure that a unified fabric works almost as well as multiple isolated fabrics; sophisticated high-availability mechanisms; and security…