30 Mar 2011
New NetApp Ethernet Advantage Program Gives Customers More Ways to Easily Deploy Proven End-to-End FCoE Solutions for Converged Networks.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 30, 2011- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it is one of the first storage vendors to support director-class multihop Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) with Cisco data center switches, allowing customers to create larger data center network fabrics and drive measurable value with speed and efficiency by connecting multiple cost-effective FCoE switches. With director-class multihop, customers now have the IT flexibility to deploy FCoE in the core of large data centers, giving them the ability to reduce cost and improve efficiency on even greater scales.
Cisco solutions are also part of the new NetApp® Ethernet Advantage Program, which vastly expands NetApp’s ecosystem of technology partners and portfolio of tested, validated, and supported solutions for FCoE configurations.
With NetApp Ethernet Advantage, customers can quickly find and deploy the right solution for their specific data center and business needs, knowing it is fully supported and delivered by NetApp’s robust network of innovative technology partners. Together, support for FCoE multihop and the NetApp Ethernet Advantage Program give NetApp customers even greater choice and flexibility when migrating to FCoE infrastructures by allowing them to leverage their relationships with trusted vendors through NetApp’s extensive ecosystem of technology partners.
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