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Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE)

Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) is an encapsulation of FC frames over enhanced Ethernet networks. The goal of enhanced Ethernet is to provide a unified network that can transport multiple types of traffic, including FC storage, Internet Protocol (IP) and high-performance computing over Ethernet with a line speed of 10 Gbps or greater, eliminating storage network islands, such as FC, Ethernet and InfiniBand, as well as their associated discrete adapters and switches.

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