Virtualization trends such as the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) have placed increasing demands on data centres, leading to their rapid growth. This has resulted in an increase in the complexity and costs of maintaining both storage and Ethernet network infrastructures.
SpotIT recommends combining your storage and Ethernet in one data centre network infrastructure. Not only does this allow you to leverage the power of having one highly resilient infrastructure for storage and Ethernet, but it also simplifies management and saves on costs and power.
Moreover, you can keep using Fibre Channel or you can migrate to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), which opens up all kinds of new possibilities for data centres, especially when they are geographically dispersed.