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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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ESG Lab Validation Report on Brocade Virtual Fabrics and Director Power Efficiency
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Hands-on lab testing of Fibre Channel directors including measurements by an independent electrician. Learn how power savings can leave more watts and amps available per rack and per floor tile for bladed servers and storage.
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Brocade

Avoiding Death by Complexity: Simplifying Management on the Enterprise IT Floor
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how a simpler, easier-to-manage IT environment has certain prerequisites.
Posted: 26 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enhanced Unified Storage Administration through Windows Unified Data Storage Server - IT Briefing
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Storage demands can grow as much as 100% a year and businesses are seeking effective storage management solutions to deal with this rapid growth. Download this IT Briefing to discover a reliable and cost-effective solution that meets these challenges.
Posted: 23 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Microsoft

iSCSI SAN eGuide
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: For many businesses, iSCSI is becoming an attractive SAN option because of its lower cost, easier maintenance and simpler management over Fibre Channel. This guide from SearchStorage.com provides a detailed overview of iSCSI, tips for deplo...
Posted: 02 Apr 2007 | Published: 25 Jan 2007

Dell | EMC

DigitalFilm Tree Gets Faster Post-Production in Diverse Workflows with StorNext
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: When deadlines are tight and speed is of the essence, you need data management software that makes data sharing faster and organizes effectively. Download this white paper and discover a new data management solution that does all this and more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Quantum Corporation

Benefits for Fibre Channel (FC) SANs
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The growth of business data continues to explode along with the need to store it. Additional storage can be costly but Fibre Channel SAN's can save companies money, improve backup and simplified consolidation. Download to learn more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2006 | Published: 21 Sep 2006

NetApp

TCO Comparison on EMC, HP and NetApp Storage Solutions in Enterprise Database Environments
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This study is an update that Mercer conducted for Network Appliance. The focus of this study was a comparison of the total cost of enterprise-level Network Appliance, HP and EMC storage products in Oracle, IBM, Microsoft SQL and other d...
Posted: 19 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

NetApp

Managing Access Control through SAS Zoning
sponsored by PMC-Sierra, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is gaining popularity in small SAN environments. Read this white paper to learn about SAS zoning and how it helps IT administrators create more flexible, scalable and efficient server networks that meet their business needs.
Posted: 06 Oct 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

PMC-Sierra, Inc.

Native Fibre Channel Tape Drives versus SCSI-to-Fibre Channel Routers
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of both native FC tape drive and SCSI-to-FC router solutions (both internal, as used in ATL Tape Libraries™, and external).
Posted: 08 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Quantum Corporation

Usinternetworking
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: The Quantum P-Series tape library provides USinternetworking, a leading enterprise application service provider, with the flexibility and scalability the company and its customers require.
Posted: 12 Jan 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2002

Quantum Corporation
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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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