Cisco Bob Nusbaum shared with me recently some of the questions raised by our customers at VMworld. Bob is a very savvy engineer at Cisco and it’s always very useful and insightful to listen to him, but ..also enjoyable,as he is very realistic and a great story teller. It can’t be that easy!
Here is the detailed view of the demo that Bob talks about
Amongst the numerous benefits of an unified I/O , Bob is very keen to highlight
- I/O cards (NICs and HBAs)
- Cabling labor
- Switch ports (and ultimately entire access layer / SAN edge switches)
- Power to run all these
- Cooling to cool all these
- Rack real estate consumed by the switches
- Management costs
Please tell us what are really the driving criteria for you to get to Unifed I/O or what prevents you to get it right away?