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Fibre Channel Connectivity

Cabling Storage Area Networks by Scott G. Kipp, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. April 2016 This paper discusses Fibre Channel links from 1 Gigabit Fibre Channel (1GFC) to 128GFC.  From insertion loss estimates to link lengths, this paper gives a good overview of   fiber optic cabling in storage area networks. Fibre Channel standards define [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:28+00:00 April 21st, 2016|

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2017-05-18T15:09:33+00:00 April 1st, 2016|

Fibre Channel Industry Association Releases Updated Technology Roadmap; Elects 2015/16 Board of Directors

2015 milestones include the continued development of Gen 6 Fibre Channel, the world’s fastest storage networking, with commercial products expected in 2016 LAS VEGAS, STORAGE VISIONS, January 5, 2016 — Coinciding with the sixteenth annual Storage Visions Conference at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced the release [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:43+00:00 January 5th, 2016|

The Heart and Soul of Fibre Channel: Its Roadmap

Scott Kipp is the Principal Hardware Engineer for Brocade. The heart and soul of any technology, and the industry association that stewards the technology, is its technology roadmap. Just like the term suggests, a roadmap tells the story of a technology. It is a guide to where it has been, where it is , [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:49+00:00 November 30th, 2015|


Storage Area Networking is a term used to describe one of the most popular uses of Fibre Channel. While the benefits of SAN have been long apparent, it was only with the advent of Fibre Channel that massive adoption of open SAN topology became feasible. Storage networking involves amassing large volumes of data and distributing [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:52+00:00 November 24th, 2015|

Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2014/15 Board of Directors

2014 milestones including the announcement of Gen 6 Fibre Channel demonstrate why enterprises continue to invest in Fibre Channel to power their most mission- and business-critical environments SAN FRANCISCO - December 8, 2014 -- The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit international organization of manufacturers, systems integrators and vendors, today announced it has elected [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:57+00:00 December 8th, 2014|

Data Center Connectivity Management Systems: A Critical Component for Enterprise IT

by John Amato, Vice President, Data Center Systems IT must support a growing num­ber of applications and services running on a 24x7x365 basis and secure them against an array of constantly evolving cyber threats. Worse yet, IT organiza­tions aren't being resourced in proportion to their growing challenges, so it all must be done with unprecedented [...]

2015-11-12T16:36:25+00:00 November 21st, 2014|

Latency: The Other Critical Storage Networking Metric

by Tim Lustig, Product Marketing Manager, Brocade Communications From a data storage perspective, the definition of latency is the time it takes for a data packet to travel from the initiator within the primary server to the target device. Excessive latency can be particularly threatening to a storage environment because it creates a bottleneck that can [...]

2015-11-12T13:29:31+00:00 November 12th, 2014|

Why AOL, The Huffington Post, MapQuest and Moviefone Depend on Fibre Channel

by Mark Jones, Director Technical Marketing, Emulex and President, Fibre Channel Industry Association AOL offers services to over 24 million mail users and manages content and advertisement for 56 of the best known destination brand websites - such as The Huffington Post, Moviefone and MapQuest. When the company was looking for the most reliable storage [...]

2017-05-18T15:10:01+00:00 November 6th, 2014|

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