Brantley Coile, CTO of Coraid and inventor of the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol will be speaking at OpenSource World™ (formerly LinuxWorld®), scheduled to be held August 12-13, at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. The inventor of AoE lightweight SAN protocol will discuss how the technology has commoditized Open Storage. OpenSource World focuses on innovative solutions in real-world environments using open source, open standards and open architecture as part of an integrated IT infrastructure. Coile’s session, “AoE: A Standard Protocol Has Commoditized Storage” will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 2 PM.
The talk provides an insider's view of the popular open source AoE (ATA over Ethernet) protocol, highlighting its applicability in virtualization. Offering significant cost and performance benefits over traditional NAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel for server virtualization environments, AoE delivers on speed. This talk will explore the openness of the technology and how that development paradigm helped the technology evolve to its pervasiveness, extending to virtualization today. Case study examples will be shown that explore how AoE storage achieves extremely high performance at a significantly lower cost that iSCSI or Fibre Channel solutions in Xen, Citrix, and VMware virtualization environments.