Cisco Nexus 5000 and Emulex LP21000
Source: Cisco Systems
Data Center managers are challenged to keep pace with continuous growth while managing capital, operational and facilities costs. Organizations have turned to server virtualization as a means of reigning in the costs by consolidating applications on virtual servers. Increases in SAN attachment have gone hand in hand. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offers the framework for implementing a Unified Fabric as a way to get beyond today's cost and complexity challenges. Cisco and Emulex have worked collaboratively on both standards and products that will deliver on the promise of a Unified Fabric reducing the total cost of ownership; offering investment protection of existing severs, networks, storage, and facilities; enhancing business agility; and enabling higher levels of operational continuity; while offering alignment with existing operational domains.