Brocade addresses virtual switching technology by essentially integrating an open, standards-based virtual switch into our converged network adapters (CNAs). And this host-based hardware virtual switching solution will be extended in future to provide the flexibility to switch packets between virtual machines (VMs) either at the server or outside the server at the access layer switch by leveraging the Ethernet Virtual Bridging (EVB) standards such as Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) or Virtual Ethernet Bridge (VEB).