An Overview of FCoE

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is an emerging protocol that can connect servers with Fibre Channel storage networks, offering the potential to reduce the number of interface connections on each server. Much of our coverage of FCoE has been related to Cisco’s Data Center 3.0 inititiative. But other major industry players are also keen on FCoE, including storage giant EMC. In this video, Stuart Miniman, Technologist for Data Center Fabrics in EMC’s CTO Office, provides an introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet and discusses ways that FCoE and Ethernet can be combined to save money through server I/O consolidation. This video runs about 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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