Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) (Spring 2010)

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Thursday, April 15, 2010
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FCoE is a concept that encapsulates Fibre Channel frames into Ethernet Frames and amalgamates these technologies into a network fabric that can support Fibre Channel protocols and other Ethernet based protocols (such as TCP/IP, UDP/IP etc.). The presentation will show the general FCoE concept and describe how it might be exploited in a Data Center environment and its position with regards to FC and iSCSI. The requirements on the Ethernet Fabric for support of FC protocols will also be shown. The benefits of converged I/O (storage messaging, clustering, etc.) to the Data Center will be discussed. The state of the FCoE protocol (Standards position, probable adoption projections, etc.) will also be presented.

Learning Objectives

• The audience will gain a general understanding of the concept of using a Data Center type Ethernet for the transmission of Fibre Channel protocols.
• The audience will gain an understanding of the benefits of converged I/O and how a Fibre Channel protocol can share an Ethernet network with other Ethernet based protocols.
• The audience will gain an understanding of potential business value and configurations that will be appropriate for gaining maximum value from this converged I/O capability.