SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

June 17, 2008 08:00 ET

BLADE Network Technologies' Tim Chao Presents on 10 Gigabit Ethernet for Converged FCoE Data and Storage Networks Technology Symposium 2008

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - BLADE Network Technologies' Tim Chao will join industry technology leaders at the inaugural Technology Symposium 2008 with a presentation on "10 Gigabit Ethernet for FCoE Storage Networks." The Technology Symposium takes place June 19, 2008, in New York.

The Technology Symposium will feature the world's top IT end-user and vendor companies as they explore the mega trends -- converged networks, advanced energy efficiency and hyper consolidation -- that will shape computing in 2010 and beyond. At the Symposium, visionary end-user technologists from Morgan Stanley, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors will join with leading suppliers of blade-based data center technologies to define the data center of the future. Presenters from APC, BLADE Network Technologies, Brocade, Devon IT, Emulex, IBM, Intel, NetApp, NetXen, QLogic, VirtenSys and VMware will explore how virtualization, dynamic IT, power and cooling, security, networking, storage, and microprocessors and memory should influence IT decisions in the coming years.

BLADE's Session: "10 Gigabit Ethernet for FCoE Storage Networks"

As per-port prices drop, 10 Gigabit Ethernet will increasingly be deployed to overcome data center bottlenecks for bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-performance computing, business continuity, virtualization, video on demand, storage, video surveillance and voice over IP. This session will explore the outlook for 10G Ethernet in the next-generation data center, providing guidelines for how to implement 10G Ethernet switching in state-of-the-art blade server systems and to create advanced network topologies that employ 10G Ethernet networking directly to and from each blade in the server. It also will discuss server I/O fabric convergence around 10G Ethernet for data, storage (IP SAN and FCoE) and clustering. For more information, please see BLADE's whitepaper "Fabric convergence with loss-less Ethernet and Fibre Channel over Ethernet" (FCoE).

Speaker:    Tim Chao
            Vice President, Software Engineering and Advanced Technology,
            BLADE Network Technologies
Date:       June 19, 2008
Time:       3:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Where:      Bridgewaters
            11 Fulton St.
            Fulton Market Building, South Street Seaport
            New York, NY 10038

Registration: For complete information or to register for the event, visit


BLADE is a Governing Member and serves on the Board of Directors of is a collaborative organization and developer community whose goals are to provide leadership to the blade server market, to foster a collaborative community of end users and members to expand the blade ecosystem, and to accelerate the growth and adoption of technologies and solutions in the market. More information is available at

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies is the leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet network infrastructure solutions that reside in blade servers and "scale-out" server and storage racks. BLADE's new "virtual, cooler and easier" top-of-rack switches demonstrate the promise of "Rackonomics" -- a revolutionary approach for scaling out data center networks to drive down total cost of ownership. The company's customers include half of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments, and an installed base of over 170,000 network switches representing more than 4 million switch ports. Visit:

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