Consolidate storage with multiprotocol (FCoE, FC, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS) support within the same system.
Increase flexibility with NetApp Unified Connect to provide support for FCoE and IP storage traffic over a shared network.
Enhance performance with lossless 10Gb Ethernet fabrics.
Simplify administration with transparent access to storage using existing SAN management methods.
Reduce complexity with efficient, easy provisioning.
To provide you with increased flexibility to address your performance, availability, and data-management needs, NetApp offers native Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) SAN solutions. NetApp FCoE SAN solutions offer an end-to-end Ethernet storage solution to deliver increased data center efficiency and reduced overall cost.
Flexibility and Efficiency with FCoE
FCoE combines two leading technologies, the Fibre Channel protocol and an enhanced 10-Gigabit Ethernet physical transport, to provide you with more options for SAN connectivity and networking. To simplify administration and protect your SAN investments, FCoE allows you to use the same tools and techniques you use today managing your FC network and storage. The FCoE network infrastructure offers connectivity to either native NetApp FCoE systems and/or NetApp Fibre Channel storage systems. This allows you to migrate to a unified Ethernet infrastructure while preserving investments you already made in FC storage. FCoE is a logical progression of NetApp's unified storage approach to offering concurrent support for Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS data access in its enterprise systems. It provides an evolutionary path for Fibre Channel SAN customers to migrate to Ethernet over time.
NetApp Unified Connect
NetApp Unified Connect delivers data access using NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, and FCoE protocols concurrently over a shared network port using the NetApp unified target adapter. As a leader in Ethernet storage, first as a NAS pioneer and next as an early proponent of iSCSI, NetApp now leads with FCoE and Unified Connect. Thousands of our customers have deployed Ethernet storage to simplify data management, protect investment, and reduce total cost of ownership. And with NetApp Unified Connect you can build a flexible and efficient shared infrastructure today as your foundation for future-ready IT.
As an active participant in the development and marketing of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet standard, NetApp is the first to offer storage systems with native support for FCoE. We deliver fully tested and qualified solutions with leading partners in a robust and growing ecosystem called
NetApp Ethernet Advantage, a first-of-its-kind Interoperability program dedicated to infusing (and accelerating) your FCoE deployment with greater flexibility and peace-of-mind.
To learn more about how our FCoE solutions can help you consolidate I/O and reduce costs, here are some resources you may want to explore: