SOURCE: Demartek


January 21, 2010 11:34 ET

Demartek Participates in FCoE: Fact vs. Fiction Public Discussion

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - Demartek President Dennis Martin will participate in the Wikibon community discussion "FCoE: Fact vs. Fiction" with several well-known bloggers and respected technologists at noon Eastern time on February 2, 2010.

The community discussion, hosted by Wikibon (, will focus on the realities of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption and key issues including:

--  What is required to implement FCoE and converged networks -- i.e.
    what can we do with FCoE today?
--  What are the limitations and what pitfalls should practitioners
--  How fast will FCoE adoption occur -- i.e. when will the limitations
    go away?
--  What will be the prominent use cases for FCoE -- i.e. where's the

Organizations that want to aggressively pursue virtualization and are seeing high NIC and FC HBA counts are the best candidates to pilot FCoE today and will see the most benefit in the near-to-mid term. FCoE can be deployed today but typically only at small scale. Over the next five years, adoption of FCoE will increase steadily as costs decline and end customers reach a critical mass of infrastructure necessary to support FCoE.

Information Technology practitioners, data center managers and others interested in FCoE are invited to join this free conference call and participate in the open discussion.

Details for this conference call are available at:

Additional Demartek FCoE resources are available at:

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Demartek provides real-world, hands-on research & analysis by focusing on industry analysis and lab validation testing of server, network, storage and security technologies, for the small and medium business (SMB) environment and the large enterprise. Information about Demartek is available at:

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dennis Martin