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IBM and Cisco: Together for a World Class Data Center by Jon Tate, Jason Walker, Andy Sholomon, Joe Robinson, Veerendra Para, Ray O'Hanlon, Holger Mueller, Jason Gmitter, Michele Girola, Jeff Gatz, Santiago Freitas, Peter Clemens, Pall Beck

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Convergence of LAN and SAN: Fibre Channel over Ethernet
In this chapter, we describe the possibilities and benefits of converged networking. The LAN and SAN environments have existed independently for a long time, but in recent years we have seen significant cost and performance benefits by mixing these two types of networks together on a single infrastructure. We describe the architecture, functionality, and benefits of using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to converge the LAN and SAN together.
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