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FCIA Touts Milestone

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced that the T11 Technical Committee adopted a common addressing structure for the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard. FCoE enables SAN traffic to be natively transported over Ethernet networks, while protecting and extending the investment that customers have made in Fibre Channel storage networks.
A common addressing structure allows products to be built by the industry to a single standard. This new feature is supported by the following Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) members: Amphenol Corporation, Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco Systems, Corning Cable Systems, EMC, Emulex Corporation, Finisar Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel Corporation, LSI, Mellanox Technologies, NetApp, Nuova Systems, PMC-Sierra, QLogic Corporation and TrueFocus, Inc.

"The timely adoption of this latest proposal demonstrates the continuing cooperation among Fibre Channel companies", says Chris Lyon Executive Director of the FCIA. "FCoE promises to provide data center managers with a converged network, combining both Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabrics, which will simplify management and provide greater efficiencies."

Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)