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Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2016/17 Board of Directors

2016 Milestones Include First Public Demonstration of NVM Express® Over Fabrics Using Gen 6 32GFC and a Plugfest with Participation of 11 Companies MINNEAPOLIS, February 1, 2017 – Supporting continued advancement of the purpose-built, data center proven network infrastructure for storage, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2016-17 Board of Directors. “With their [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:51+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

How Fibre Channel and NVMe Work Together

Author, J Metz, FCIA Board of Directors NVMe is one of the most interesting new developments to happen to storage in the past several years, and NVMe over Fabrics extends these capabilities over a Storage Area Network. Given that 80% of all existing Flash storage solutions deployed are interconnected with Fibre Channel, many questions have [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:56+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

Solutions Guide 2016

Table of Contents 4    Fibre Channel’s Growth Trend 6    The Fibre Channel Roadmap 8    Shared Storage with NVMe 10    Improving High Throughput Applications Performance with Gen6 Fibre Channel 16    Fibre Channel – The Most Trusted Fabric Delivers NVMe 18    Storage Forces

2017-05-18T15:08:04+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Fibre Channel’s Growth Trend

Mark Jones, FCIA President, Director of Tech Marketing, Broadcom Limited It’s amazing to reflect on where Fibre Channel is today since the completion of the standard in 1994. From that time until now we have witnessed some amazing changes in the computing industry, no longer is there a single solution that fits all but continuous [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:09+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

The Fibre Channel Roadmap

A technology’s heart and soul is its roadmap Author: Scott Kipp Just like the term suggests, a roadmap shows the story of a technology. It is a guide to where it has been, where it is, where it is going and when it is going to get there. The more accurate the roadmap, the more [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:14+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Shared Storage with NVMe

Rupin Mohan, Director R&D, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Introduction Storage has served as the core example of disruptive technologies in a paper by Prof. Clayton Christenson of Harvard Business School. Prof. Christenson practically invented the term “Disruptive Technologies” with his HBS paper “Disruptive Technologies, Catching the Wave” in 1995 using the disk storage drive industry as [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:18+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Improving High Throughput Applications Performance with Gen6 Fibre Channel

Mark Jones, FCIA President, Director of Tech Marketing, Broadcom Limited In early 2015, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) announced the completion of a collection of new INCITS T11 standards referred to as Gen6 Fibre Channel. As the name suggests, Gen6 points to the sixth generation on the Fibre Channel roadmap fundamentally defining the single [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:22+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Fibre Channel – The Most Trusted Fabric Delivers NVMe

Author: Nishant Lodha, Product Marketing, QLogic Corp The Evolution of Disk and Fabric Ever since IBM shipped the world’s first hard disk drive (HDD), the RAMAC 305 in 1956, persistent storage technology has steadily evolved. In the early 1990s, various manufacturers introduced storage devices known today as flash-based or dynamic random access memory (DRAM)-based solid [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:26+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Storage Forces

J Metz, R&D Engineer, Cisco Storage is hard. Well, doing storage right is hard. In fact, it’s more than just hard – it’s extremely difficult. Why? Because storage is the one part of the data center that is absolutely unforgiving. When you lose data, you don’t just lose a bit or a byte, you lose [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:32+00:00 September 8th, 2016|