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ALSO CALLED: Fiber Channel SAN, Fibre, Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks, Fiber Channel Storage Area Networks, Fibre Channel Storage
DEFINITION: FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is a standard for enabling Fibre Channel communications to run directly over high speed Ethernet networks by using an optional transport mechanism instead of TCP/IP. The goal of the standard is to allow a data center administrator to run a converged network infrastructure, as opposed to maintaining an Ethernet network for data and voice over IP (VoIP) communication  … 
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Data Center Storage Evolution - Executive Summary
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines these three important configurations and takes a close look at the connection technologies associated with them, including SAN over IP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Siemon Company

Virtualization and the Next Generation of PowerEdge
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WEBCAST: Watch this brief video to learn how a portfolio of next-generation servers can deliver the performance, scalability, and reliability your virtualized environments need to truly excel.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Sep 19, 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Dell Compellent's storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.This white paper looks at the results of testing perform on a storage center solution.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Dell, Inc.

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM FlashSystem with Brocade Gen5 SAN
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Take 2 minutes out of your day to watch this video and learn how coupling micro-latency technology with Fibre Channel technology will empower your apps to work faster and scale further.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

Storage magazine April 2014: Where flash is fastest
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In this April 2014 issue of Storage magazine, our experts cover topics, including tips for evaluating solid-state storage requirements, the possibility of 100% cloud storage, insights into how your peers are using file sync-and-share services and more!
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

SearchStorage.com

Unified Storage Market Comparison: Costs, Complexity, and Block-based Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a combination of hands-on evaluation specifically on block-based storage features of two complete unified storage systems, reviewing relevant published documents on storage TCO. Find out which storage system delivers compelling cost savings through highly efficient management capabilities.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Network Intelligence for Physical Assets in a Virtualized Enterprise
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: The physical layer – the foundation for your IT environment – is the only network component that has yet to be virtualized, but so much of virtualization's success relies on it. Learn more about the cabling requirements for virtualization and how network intelligence can be the secret to virtualization's success.
Posted: 04 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CommScope

The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The 11th Annual Storage magazine Products of the Year Awards
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the February 2014 issue of Storage magazine, we reveal the winners of our 2013 Products of the Year awards, explore 10 disaster recovery don'ts and much more!
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

SearchStorage.com

E-Guide: Building a Converged Network, Architecture to Consolidate Ethernet, FC
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, from SearchStorage.com, Demartek president Dennis Martin explains how to use data center bridging and converged network adapters to build a converged network architecture. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

How to Handle the Growing Number of Traffic Types in your Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

UFC knocks out video production bottlenecks with Flash storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to discover how the Ultimate Fighting Championship implemented a non-disruptive flash storage technology within a day to eradicate video production bottlenecks.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

NetApp FAS2240 - An Inside Look
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This article takes an inside look at the unique design features of the NetApp FAS2240, including: Integration of controllers within NetApp SAS disk shelves; I/O and performance enhancements; New resiliency and availability features.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Sprint drives 45-times performance improvement
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This white paper delves in to how Sprint-Nextel deployed nine non-disruptive flash storage technologies in order to not only meet customer service satisfaction but exceed all expectations. Find out how this approach improved performance, significantly cut latency, reduced energy consumption, and much more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Oracle VM 3: Integrating Oracle VM into a Disaster Recovery Solution using SAN
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative white paper to find out how to use your SAN to integrate Oracle VM into a multisite disaster recovery solution to combat the challenges of today's IT.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Dec 2012

Oracle Corporation

Changing Old Storage Paradigms With Tier-1 Applications
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The performance, availability, and data protection requirements associated with tier-1 applications were easy to meet when one application mapped to one server and a dedicated storage system. But a virtual world with shared infrastructure and unpredictable workloads creates new demands. Discover how NetApp solutions address this challenge.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp

Achieving academic business agility
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This brief case study will guide you into how the University of Canberra significantly expanded centralised storage and improved responsiveness with an innovative SAN approach to deliver flexible storage for hosting a range of services provided to business applications and the academic community.
Posted: 25 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc.

The Value of Shared SSDs in Enterprise Computing
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers the advantages of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series adapters bringing transparent, shared caching to enterprise application environments. It combines a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter with intelligent caching to bring new levels of scalable application performance to existing SAN environments.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

Choosing the Best Virtual Server Storage: A Tutorial
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: If you're a small to medium-sized business, you need your storage platform to be manageable by a small IT staff and fit within your budget. This expert E-Guide provides a detailed tutorial to help you navigate the virtual storage marketplace and select the best architecture for you.
Posted: 23 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

Storage for Virtual Servers Essential Guide
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Access this Storage Magazine Essential Guide to making storage and virtual servers work better together to get a grip on your virtual environment storage management. Access expert articles addressing storage and storage management for virtual servers, troubleshooting Hyper-V storage problems, choosing between Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS and more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

SearchStorage.com

The Latest Data Storage Networking Infrastructure Trends
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: IT shops looking to consolidate their data centers and virtualize servers have to weigh the latest storage networking technology developments as they plot any infrastructure upgrade. This SearchStorage.com E-Guide explores the current state of data storage networking infrastructure before you make an upgrade.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Dell Compellent Storage Center AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The full range of AIX supplied utilities such as mirroring, backup, multiple file system types, multipath, boot from SAN and disaster recovery are used with Dell Compellent volumes. Read this comprehensive white paper to fully explore AIX best practices.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 07 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc.

Forrester Thought Leadership White Paper: Exploring the Potential Benefits of End-to-End Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discloses the results of an evaluation of end-to-end storage area network/local area network (SAN/LAN) networking issues including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Deploying Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches in Enterprise Data Centers
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches are specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Brocade
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FIBRE CHANNEL SAN DEFINITION (continued): …  and a Fibre Channel (FC) network for storage. FCoE works with standard Ethernet cards, cables, and switches to handle Fibre Channel traffic at the link layer, using Ethernet frames to encapsulate, route and transport Fibre Channel frames. It is designed to maintain backward compatibility with existing Fibre Channel endpoint infrastructure, allowing an organization to protect and extend existing investments in a storage area network (SAN). FCoE was published in May 2010 as ANSI/INCITS 462-2010. It is often compared with iSCSI, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard … 
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