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Brocade Debuts 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
May 3, 2011 -- Fibre Channel gets faster with new backbone switch.
IBM resells Brocade CNAs, converged switches
October 21, 2010 -- IBM has qualified Brocade’s 10GbE 8470 Switch Modules and model 1007 converged network adapters (CNAs) for use in Big Blue’s BladeCenter servers.
Cisco intros new framework, Nexus switches
September 14, 2010 -- The 10Gbps Nexus 5548 includes 48 ports, throughput up to 960Gbps, and support for Ethernet and FCoE.
Brocade connects data centers with FCoE blades
September 23, 2009 -- Continuing on its path toward making the DCX Backbone a cornerstone of converged networking, Brocade is now shipping a pair of new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) blades capable of connecting two or more data centers and consolidating server I/O.
Dell taps Brocade for FCoE, CEE gear
September 2, 2009 -- Dell is moving up the stack. The company today announced an expanded partnership with Brocade to sell Dell-branded versions of Brocade's Fibre Channel HBAs, CNAs, FCoE and CEE switching products as part of a new focus on data center virtualization and unified networking.
Emulex adapters create virtual fabric for IBM BladeCenter
August 28, 2009 -- Emulex announced Thursday that it has scored a design win to supply its 10Gbps Ethernet NICs, dubbed Virtual Fabric Adapters, to IBM for Ethernet connectivity in IBM's BladeCenter HS22 blade servers.
NetApp taps QLogic for FCoE CNAs
August 11, 2009 -- NetApp today announced native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity across its line of FAS and V series storage systems. The company has qualified FCoE gear from QLogic,
Brocade ships CEE/FCoE blade
August 11, 2009 -- Brocade today announced a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) blade that brings Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) and FCoE capabilities to its DCX Backbone platform. In turn, NetApp announced it will be the first storage vendor to resell the blade along with Brocade's FCoE switches and converged network adapters (CNAs).
IBM picks QLogic adapters for CEE, FCoE connectivity
May 26, 2009 -- IBM is continuing to build out its portfolio of high-speed converged networking technologies with the news today that it will integrate QLogic's single chip 8100 Series converged network adapters (CNAs) for native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity in its mainstream server portfolio.
Brocade launches FCoE switch, adapters
April 7, 2009 -- Brocade fired the latest shot in the battle for the converged networking market today at Storage Networking World today with the announcement of a new FCoE switch and an accompanying set of converged network adapters.
QLogic delivers single-chip CNAs
March 30, 2009 -- QLogic is shipping to OEMs the second generation of its CNAs, which support the FCoE protocol. Company officials claim that virtually all of the Tier-1 server and storage OEMs are qualifying the adapters, and that products may reach end users within the next six months.
Mellanox ships InfiniBand switch for I/O consolidation
February 17, 2009 -- Mellanox Technologies announced the availability of BridgeX, an InfiniBand gateway product that bridges Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and InfiniBand on a single 40Gbps fabric.
Q&A: Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
October 1, 2008 -- Solution Technology's Robert Kembel addresses users' questions regarding the emerging Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard.
Brocade outlines FCoE plans
June 27, 2008 -- <strong>June 27, 2008</strong>&mdash;Brocade executives took the stage in New York this week at the company's annual meeting with investors and analysts to detail the company's latest products and to temper some of the hype and expectations swirling around the availability of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) networking technologies.
The promise of FCoE, the reality of adoption
June 25, 2008 -- <strong>June 25, 2008</strong>&mdash;Since Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) was first proposed as a standard nearly a year ago by a collection of network storage vendors, the noise surrounding the technology has been deafening. Touted as the next-generation networking and storage technology, FCoE is an elixir for data centers that suffer from excessive power consumption, cabling nightmares, and spiraling costs.
Q&A: Why do we need FCoE?
July 6, 2007 -- <B>July 6, 2007</B>—In April, a number of vendors proposed the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard, which will enable users to run Fibre Channel SAN traffic over standard Ethernet LANs.