CEE – Cisco DCE is proprietary
“CEE is supported by 16 vendors committed to an open standard via the IEEE and IETF. It dismisses DCE (Data Center Ethernet) as a Cisco-trademarked term and expects it to be a proprietary implementation, not backwards-compatible either, meaning a fork-lift upgrade.
The CEE timetable is: 2010 – pre-standard CEE from start-ups; 2009 – standards completed and Brocade products introduced; 2010/11 – initial custmer trials and deployments”
Cisco recent Data Centre announcements all rely heavily on Data Centre Ethernet especially their FCoE strategy. If Cisco cannot bring the other vendors into agreement, then Fibrechannel over Ethernet is going to take a lot longer to happen, if ever.
Brocade Fibrechannel over Ethernet starting 2010
There will be FCOE concept validation in 2008/9, greenfield server-edge deployments starting in 2010, second generation FCOE products in 2011/12 and new FCOE storage perhaps appearing in 2012/13.
Holy cow, Cisco has been telling me that FCoE is here today, but Brocade doesn’t seem to think so.
I was actually starting to believe the Cisco marketing around FCoE, but if the storage market is not getting behind it then it is starting to look in doubtful. I have previously pointed out the FCoE won’t happen this year, or the next, but to see Cisco’s competitors
I have seen a number of articles about Infiniband and iSCSI – is this the storage marketplace moving against Cisco ?
Ah well, I am sure it will all come out in the wash.
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