When I see things which are blatantly FUD; I get really annoyed! And every now and then, I am going to call it! Hu posts on SVC, it's always a bad start when you dedicate an entire article to a competitors product, it can never end well.
And there is a big, whopping piece of FUD in the article and I quote Hu here!"I asked why they were converting from Brocade to CISCO, and their answer was that they were planning ahead for FCoE. I pointed out that the SVC may work well in a FC SAN, but may have to do a lot more work to guarantee delivery of packets in a lossy network like Ethernet. The SVC will have to be reworked in order to work in a non FC environment, where packets may be dropped when the network gets congested. Since the USP V does its virtualization in the storage controller, we would be able to convert the front end ports to FCoE ports and not do a major revision of the storage virtualization functions."
Yes, you can if you are insane run FCoE over non-DCE; you can run it over 1 GbE if you insist (I have for experimentation purposes at home) but the whole point of running FCoE is that you run it over DCE which is lossless; it implements flow control!
FCoE is fibre channel! IBM are not going to support FCoE over anything else apart from DCE! FCoE is fibre-channel! Perhaps Hu has confused iSCSI with FCoE?
So is Hu going to go back to that customer and apologise? What he should have done was said, why are you converting to Cisco to get FCoE? Brocade has a roadmap to support FCoE, you may have good reasons to go to Cisco but FCoE at this point probably should not be the driver!