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Demartek Publishes FCoE First Look and Test Drive Reports

22 July 2008

QLogic, Cisco and NetApp Corporations commissioned Demartek to perform a hands-on evaluation of new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) technology. This evaluation included installing and deploying applications using FCoE technology in the QLogic lab facilities and reviewing several features, including system installation configuration, provisioning storage to hosts and deploying storage to Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server. Demartek performed this work at the end of May 2008.

QLogic, Cisco and NetApp Corporations also commissioned Demartek to attend the FCoE Test Drive Event, held June 4 – 6, 2008 at the Manchester Hyatt in San Diego, California, to observe and audit the results. Demartek interviewed each of the fourteen participating companies and interacted with the engineers during the testing.

Both reports include a diagram and description of the hardware and software tested.

Demartek has added FCoE infrastructure to its lab for FCoE testing capability, including a 10Gbit/sec DCB/FCoE switch and several 10Gbit/sec adapters that support FCoE.

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