On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:34:19AM -0700, Bakul Shah wrote:
You probably know Brantley Coile did ata over
Ethernet. AOE is a
simple protocol so the client side driver is simple. He ran plan9
on his controller. One per rack. Basically you have a storage area
network. Adding disks becomes very easy. His company is back in business
if you want to buy some!
Didn't know that, do now, thanks. Very cool and pretty much what I
was asking for 20+ years ago. Ya gotta be patient I guess :)
AOE is probably a better idea than FCoE, fiber channel
with its requirement for a reliable transport. On the other hand, may
be there is need for encrypted channels all the way to disks.
Yeah, the old school people want their comfort zone, I'm also not so sure
that FCoE is such a good idea.