QLogic demos Fibre Channel over Ethernet

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QLogic and partners announced at Storage Network World yesterday that they are demonstrating the first converged network with Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE).

The technology demonstration includes converged network adapters (CNAs) from QLogic, FCoE technology from Nuova Systems and FCoE storage from Network Appliance.

…“FCoE requires the use of a new class of converged network adapters that appear to the operating system like a Fibre Channel HBA and an Ethernet NIC consolidated into a single adapter,” said Jeff Benck, president and chief operating officer, QLogic. “Converged network adapters from QLogic are designed to preserve our customers’ investment in proven Fibre Channel software stacks from QLogic and provide an ability to run data networking traffic simultaneously.”