Chelsio delivers FCoE at Storage Networking World 2009


SUNNYVALE, CA – Oct. 13, 2009 – Chelsio Communications, Inc., the leading provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking and storage solutions, today announced the company will be demonstrating its Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solution at Storage Networking World  Fall 2009, this week in Phoenix, Arizona. Chelsio is demonstrating a hardware off-loaded FCoE initiator software fully compatible with all existing Fibre Channel APIs.

The demo uses a full HBA FCoE initiator on a server to connect to an FCoE array through a CEE-capable switch. The demo is on display in the Chelsio booth #1704.

While the FCoE market is clearly not ready for wide deployment, we’ve added it to our portfolio of networking, clustering and storage protocols for our Unified Wire products so our customers can begin to evaluate it, said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio Communications. Our FCoE is benefitting from the same rigorous testing and interoperability environment that was used to deliver our enterprise-grade iSCSI stack to the market.

The FCoE solution is available today as a software development kit for $20,000 and is concurrently operational with Chelsio’s iWARP, TOE and iSCSI solutions.

About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio Communications is leading the convergence of networking, storage and clustering interconnects with its robust, high-performance and proven unified wire, storage software and appliance technology. Featuring a highly scalable and programmable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet and multi-port Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards, delivering the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications. For more information, visit the company online at