HP SAN Expected to Accelerate FCoE Market

HP has added significant advances in streamlining the integration of FCoE in its blade servers.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Aug 4, 2010
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A recently published forecast report by Dell'Oro Group predicts Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) will be the primary alternative to Fibre Channel as a storage area network (SAN) fabric. Noted in the report highlights on PR Newswire is that the integration of FCoE in HP's servers, including its flagship ProLiant BL400c and BL600c BladeSystems has created a self-contained 'FCoE-in-a-box' that eliminates the technical hurdles of interworking with multiple elements in the network, and this should accelerate the FCoE market.


"According to the report, Cisco entered the server market in March 2009 and shook up the networking industry with an advanced set of products (named Unified Compute System [UCS]) that integrated the LAN and SAN onto one network using FCoE technology. FCoE has been off to a slow start, as many enterprises slashed lab testing budgets in 2009, and interoperability issues have persisted. Now with Emulex's network adapter technology, HP has leaped forward with significant advances in streamlining the integration of FCoE in HP's servers, including its flagship ProLiant BL400c and BL600c BladeSystems. In essence, HP has created a self-contained 'FCoE-in-a-box' that eliminates the technical hurdles of interworking with multiple elements in the network, and this should accelerate the FCoE market."

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