Sizing Up Fibre Channel over Ethernet

It used to look like Fibre Channel over ethernet (FCoE) was the red-headed stepchild of the storage networking zoo.  It sort of seemed like a mix of the worst parts of iSCSi and Fibre Channel.  But this article paints the technology as a glass-half-full, instead  Well worth the read.

iSCSI: Game over • The Register

FCoE levels the block-level access playing field. There’s no longer the marketing distinction between a Fibre Channel array – fast, costs more – and an iSCSI array – slower, less reliable access, cheaper. It’s all Fibre Channel. The distinction will move to the media inside the array and the array software. So all iSCSI array vendors will need to rethink their marketing propositions and retool their product strategies.

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Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

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