We wish to express our thanks to the Nuova Systems and Cisco executive teams who made this book possible.

A particular thanks goes to the many engineers and marketing folks with whom we have collaborated in the recent years to develop the technologies described in this book.

We credit and appreciate Garth O’Mara, Carlos Pereira, and Landon Curt Noll for their extensive reviews of this book.

A special thanks goes to Luca Cafiero, the father of FCoE.

Our gratitude goes to Mario Mazzola, who has been our mentor and friend for all these years.

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