Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) can save money, simplify management, reduce power and cooling requirements, and improve flexibility. The Cisco MDS 9000 10-Gbps 8-Port FCoE Module extends these FCoE benefits from the access layer to the data center. It is the industrys first multi-hop FCoE module for the core data center.
Developed for Cisco MDS 9500 Series Fibre Channel Directors, the Cisco MDS 9000 10-Gbps 8-Port FCoE Module helps consolidate the network in the core to reduce complexity. It offers enterprise-class systems and topologies for FCoE deployments. By providing a converged fabric, it helps core Fibre Channel capacity to connect to the FCoE access layer, while preserving storage network services. or to service providers to deploy as part of their managed network services:
The Cisco MDS 9500 is a director-class platform, offering a next-generation approach that: