About Todd Bundy

Todd Bundy plays a key role in helping support new standards in optical storage networking like 8G and 16G Fibre Channel, 5G and 10G InfiniBand and 10G and 40G FCoE/DCB (FibreChannel over Enhanced Ethernet). As Application & Solution Director Alliance Management, he leads ADVA Optical Networking’s interoperability programs to support the infrastructure intelligence needed to take “Cloud Computing” to the next level.

The Internet2 conference this week was a smashing success. Reflecting on the audience’s comments and interest in our advanced development SDN (Software-Defined Networking) infrastructure testbed leads me to elaborate on it a bit further.
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Whether interconnecting facilities in support of high-frequency trading, high-performance computing, business continuity, disaster recovery, migration of virtual machines among physical servers or some other demanding application, there are certain networking requirements that tend to be shared among enterprise data-center managers. Optical networking is not a commodity technology space, and data-center managers must investigate at least seven primary areas of technological differentiation in doing their due diligence to deploy the right solution for their given organization’s specific interconnection requirements:
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Certain local and storage area network (LAN and SAN) applications have such severe intolerance of packet delay that even deploying the latest and greatest network interface cards, high-capacity core network switches and multi-core servers will not necessarily ensure that required performance characteristics are achieved. Delivering ultra-low latency in connecting data centers demands its own targeted strategy.
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Today’s data centers are state-of-the-art, heavily secured facilities in which extraordinary efforts are undertaken—at sometimes extraordinary expense—to protect a company’s most highly sensitive information assets.
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