The Cisco MDS 9700 24-port Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) module provides Cisco Unified Fabric connectivity to the SAN core. It empowers midsize and large enterprises, that are rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications with Inter-Switch Link (ISL) consolidation and exceptional investment protection for their SANs. The data center fabric is already using 40-Gbps connectivity in the core for more efficient convergence, higher performance, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). This capability can now be extended to the SAN core. You can extend the benefits of FCoE beyond the access layer to the data center core with a full line-rate FCoE module.