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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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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®

How to Handle the Growing Number of Traffic Types in your Data Center
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

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

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

ESG Whitepaper - NetApp in the New Tier-1 Application World
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

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

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

Coraid EtherDrive Storage is ESG Lab Proven
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab review explores the results from hands-on testing of an emerging SAN solution designed to meet today's growing storage challenges. In this paper, learn how this integrated technology can deliver an unprecedented price-performance ratio while maintaining easy installation and simplified management.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Coraid

Top 7 Business Reasons for Tapping Your Fibre Channel SAN
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Rapid increases in both the operating speeds and general complexity of SAN technologies, exacerbated by the high change rates demanded of enterprise IT organizations, significantly increase demands on the fiber optic physical layer. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Published: 27 May 2011

Virtual Instruments

iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel: Three Reasons Not To Choose Either
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage systems are not delivering the price-performance and agility at the storage layer required to keep up with the new virtualized compute layer. This paper explores a third storage networking technology, Ethernet SAN, and why you don’t have to choose between iSCSI and Fibre Channel.
Posted: 05 May 2011 | Published: 29 Apr 2011

Coraid

Avoiding SAN Performance Problems
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining peak performance while simultaneously addressing the root cause of SAN errors is challenging. This paper presents a high level summary of the most common SAN problems and explores new ways to dramatically improve application performance and availability.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2011

Virtual Instruments

Ethernet SAN or Fibre Channel SAN
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to choosing a storage area network (SAN) infrastructure, questions about performance, ease-of-use and cost are sure to come up. This technical brief reviews key differences to consider between Ethernet SAN and Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure when choosing a storage solution for your next virtual server or cloud storage project.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 07 Jan 2011

Coraid

Introduction to using VMware vSphere with Dell/EMC Unified Storage
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This document provides a detailed overview of using EMC Celerra with VMware vSphere 4. VMware vSphere is an infrastructure virtualization suite that provides virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability, and operational automation capabilities in an integrated package.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

DellEMC and Intel®

Optimizing Management efficiency for Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The Dell/EMC NS family of unified storage enables organizations to easily and cost-effectively consolidate both unstructured file-system data and structured application data into a single shared storage system - helping organizations control costs, streamline management, and enhance storage availability and performance.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

DellEMC and Intel®

Riding the Virtualization Simplification Wave
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is now beginning to deliver functional and economic benefits to nearly all classes of enterprises willing to take the virtualization plunge, down to and including organizations with just a few hundred seats.
Posted: 07 May 2010 | Published: 07 May 2010

D-Link

Solid State Drive Applications in Storage and Embedded Systems
sponsored by Atrato, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this article is to examine the unique benefits of Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) over traditional HDDs and competing SSDs, and to explore the benefits one could realize in using these new high performance SSDs in storage and embedded applications.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Atrato, Inc.

10 Gigabit Ethernet: Unifying iSCSI and Fibre Channel in a Single Network Fabric
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The advent of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), Data Center Bridging (DCB), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)offers enhanced performance and throughput for connecting networked storage to servers. Whether using the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel protocols, organizations have a clear path for unifying a network fabric in 10GbE environments.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

DellEMC and Intel®

iSCSI: Superior Storage for Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI technology provides superior manageability to Fibre Channel for virtualized environments. Specifically, iSCSI lets users in virtualized environments utilize all the functionality available to non-virtualized systems.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2007

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Reducing Power Consumption With Dell/EMC CX4 Series Storage
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Rising energy costs and growing volumes of information mean is a sign to increase the efficiency of storage systems and reduce power consumption. Employing capabilities such as disk drive spin-down, virtual provisioning, and tiered storage design in Dell/EMC CX4 Series storage arrays helps IT organizations keep energy costs under control.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

DellEMC and Intel®

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer: Root Cause Analysis for Supporting Fault Identification
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
WHITE PAPER: Hitachi Data Systems introduces Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software with unique Root Cause Analysis functionality. The IT Operations Analyzer is a powerful, proven approach to simplifying IT infrastructure management, with comprehensive performance and availability monitoring of up to 250 server, network and storage nodes.
Posted: 04 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Hitachi Vantara

Dell/EMC CX4 Exchange Performance
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a high-level look at the features and functionality that make the CX4 an excellent choice for Microsoft Exchange and other electronic mail systems. It examines new features, discusses disaster recovery and VMware integration, and provides a brief example of CX4's performance in Exchange environments.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

DellEMC and Intel®

Importance of Unified I/O in VMware® ESX Servers
sponsored by Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unified I/O in VMware ESX servers deliver many cost and power savings advantages.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008


InfiniBand Software and Protocols Enable Seamless Off-the-shelf Applications Deployment
sponsored by Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The focus of this article is to discuss what application developers need to know to enable their IP, SCSI, iSCSI, sockets or file system based applications to operate over InfiniBand.
Posted: 04 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007


InfiniBand for Storage Applications
sponsored by Mellanox Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: InfiniBand defines an industry-standard implementation of remote direct memory access, protocols and kernel bypass to minimize CPU overhead allowing computing resources to be fully used on application processing rather than network communication.
Posted: 04 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

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