One of the most exciting news announced at the VMworld 2008 last month in Las Vegas is the new pluggable virtual network that VMware Infrastructure 4 will introduce in 2009.
The first 3rd party virtual switch available for ESX 4 will be the Cisco Nexus 1000v.
The product is not yet in public beta but Cisco is already showing it to selected customers.
We are delighted to announce that virtualization.info Rent-A-Lab, our on-demand data center for virtualization professionals, has been selected as the demo facility for the Cisco Bootcamp about Nexus technologies in Switzerland.
The event will take place Oct. 21-23 and will show for the first time in the country a Nexus 5000 / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on a unified fabric (UF) in conjunction with VMware ESX environments.
Unified fabric (UF) is the overall name of the brand-new technologies that consists of: Datacenter Ethernet, Fibre-channel over Ethernet and high-speed 10G Networking for Datacenter LAN, SAN and cluster interconnect.
Unfortunately the Nexus will not be available for rent after this bootcamp, but stay tuned as we’ll fill this hole very soon. Also, look for other exciting announcements coming about Rent-A-Lab before the end of the year.