Intel's Open FCoE Goes Virtual
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At the beginning of 2011, Intel launched a new effort to expand adoption of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The Open FCoE effort has been active ever since and has expanded into usage for virtualization.
Open FCoE is part of the recent VMware vSphere 5.0 release providing virtualization users with Fibre Channel connectivity options.
"From our perspective, this is a pretty major step forward on what is perhaps the last critical piece of the FCoE puzzle," Sunil Ahluwalia, Senior Product Line Manager, LAN Access Division at Intel, told InternetNews.com.