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Running Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Intel has announced a new open source project to develop a Linux software initiator that will encapsulate Fibre Channel frames within Ethernet packets. Fibre Channel over Ethernet "will allow systems with an Ethernet adapter and a Fibre Channel [f]orwarder to login to a Fibre Channel fabric," wrote Intel developer Robert Love on the Linux kernel mailing list last month.

"This technology reduces complexity in the data center by aiding network convergence," he added

So, now you can enjoy in one package the speed of Ethernet AND the reliability of Fibre Channel (Ha-ha, sorry, we couldn't help ourselves). Watch for future development here.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Dec 19, 2007 at 9:39 AM

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