EMC introduces switch for Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Connectrix NEX-5020 becomes first FCoE switch offered by a storage provider


"Emulex continues to drive the adoption of Fibre Channel technology and is dedicated to working with EMC to enable our joint customers to seamlessly deploy converged FCoE solutions, while extending their existing Fibre Channel infrastructure investments and expertise," said, Taufik Ma , vice president of product marketing, Emulex Corporation. "By leveraging field-proven Fibre Channel technology, Emulex CNAs allow companies to protect and extend their Fibre Channel investments, while delivering reduced data center complexity, management costs and power consumption."

Amit Vashi , vice president, QLogic Host Solutions Group, said, "The introduction of EMC's first FCoE switch is another major milestone for the rapidly emerging converged networks market. By combining the industry's first commercially available FCoE adapters from QLogic with the EMC Connectrix NEX-5020, customers can consolidate their storage and data networks on one platform while preserving their existing Fibre Channel investments."

EMC Connectrix Family of Switches and Directors

The EMC Connectrix family offers the industry's most extensive selection of networked storage connectivity products, ranging from highly available enterprise-class directors to edge switches and management tools. All Connectrix systems concurrently support multiple hosts and operating systems, enabling multiple servers to connect to multiple storage systems from EMC as well as other vendors. This flexible family of platforms helps facilitate the consolidation of information onto fewer storage systems for improved management, protection and availability.

Availability

The Connectrix NEX-5020 switch and Converged Network Adapters from Emulex and QLogic are generally available from EMC.

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