FCoE Reality? Really?
The Register should evaluate the real technology behind FCoE. It's a ruse. The real value was common software stacks from the Duopoly of Q & E. But, in reality, the stacks are being rewritten for Ethernet chips, thereby killing the value of the compatibility matrix of FC.
Ethernet is supposed to be cheap and ubiquitous. The world doesn't need yet another expensive HBA and a new protocol. Customers will not adopt, at least not for a long time to come.
Converged networks have been happening for nearly 20 years with NAS and iSCSI. Maintaining compatibility and interoperability through TCP/IP is the right answer. Qlogic and Emulex don't like that answer because they can't make 70pts of gross margin on Ethernet.
Keep it simple!