Converged enhanced Ethernet (CEE) is an enhanced single interconnect Ethernet technology developed to converge a variety of applications in data centers. CEE's primary focus is to consolidate the number of cables and adapters connected to servers. Today’s enterprise storage data centers demand lossless traffic service. These storage performance requirements can be met through the use of the IEEE 802 standard. Converged enhanced Ethernet is a term used to refer to the IEEE 802.1 standard version, and is considered to be the next generation Ethernet, providing a standardized packet lossless technology in input/output consolidation fiber channel over Ethernet networks. The main purpose behind using CEE networks, as a transport mechanism for fiber channels is to make the stacking of host protocol simple and to consolidate network interfaces in a data center environment. CEE is also known as data center bridging
Some of the CEE enhancements to Ethernet include:
Some of the advantages of CEE convergence include:
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