Chelsio today announced that their full line of 10GbE Unified Wire Ethernet adapters now supports Open-FCoE [Fibre channel over ethernet]. This upgrade in functionality will allow IT and HPC users can now use their existing 10GbE infrastructure as a path to block storage without add fibre channel host bus adapters.
Open-FCoE is another way for IT managers to leverage their current capital investment to bring Fibre Channel onto their Ethernet networks,” said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. “As the standards get ratified and the entire FCoE ecosystem slowly ramps into existence over the next few years, IT managers can enjoy some of the benefits of the single unified network without the need for the early investment.”
Specific notes on Chelsio’s support for FCoE can be found here.