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Understanding Long-Distance Fibre Channel

As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), questions arise around how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next with a live [...]

2017-09-12T15:51:28+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

Fibre Channel 101 Q&A

Many people don’t actually understand how Fibre Channel (FC) works. That’s why we hosted the FCIA webcast Fibre Channel Fundamentals. If you missed the live event, it’s available on-demand. Some great questions came up during the webcast and our experts have provided the answers here. Q: Do the ASICs in the switches that handle FC frames [...]

2017-08-14T11:57:18+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Take a Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe)

As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for its official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.  Join our experts on August 29th for a live FCIA webcast “Deep Dive into NVMe over Fibre [...]

2017-08-14T11:42:31+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Fibre Channel-NVM Express® Specification Advanced by the Fibre Channel Industry Association

Visit FCIA Booth #828 at Flash Memory Summit to See a Live NVMe Over Fabrics Technology Demonstration Operated by Multiple Fibre Channel Vendors SANTA CLARA, Calif., Flash Memory Summit, August 7, 2017 – In a development that highlights the continued innovation of Fibre Channel technology, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced that the Fibre [...]

2017-08-07T14:42:55+00:00 August 7th, 2017|

A Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future

J Metz, Cisco Systems Ah, storage. The most important part of any Data Center. Wait, wait, I get it – there are no unimportant parts of the Data Center. The ability to store and retrieve data, however, is the heart and soul, and the unmitigated catastrophe that befalls the company that loses data is impossible [...]

2017-07-31T12:43:33+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

All-Flash Arrays Generate New Interest in NVMe-Ready Fibre Channel

Celeste Crystal, Brocade Digital transformation is driving new requirements for scalability, performance, and high IOPs/low-latency for storage, with access to data becoming more critical than ever. Advanced flash memory technologies are forcing an evolution of storage requirements that must simultaneously enable faster access to data while accommodating growing capacity, all at decreasing costs. By many [...]

2017-07-31T12:42:27+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Storage Fabric Options with NVMe

Rupin Mohan, HPE The SCSI protocol has been the bedrock foundation of all storage for more than three decades and it has served (and will continue to serve) customers admirably. SCSI protocol stacks are ubiquitous across all host operating systems, storage arrays, devices, test tools, etc. It’s not hard to understand why: SCSI is a [...]

2017-07-31T12:41:14+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

The Fibre Channel Roadmap

Scott Kipp, 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 shows not just the history of a technology, but also is a guide to where it is going and when it is going to get there. [...]

2017-07-31T12:38:57+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

The Solutions Guide Introduction

Mark Jones, FCIA President, Broadcom Limited 2017 is poised to be another great year for the Fibre Channel industry. Since the publication of our last FCIA Solutions Guide in 2016 there has been both tremendous industry progress and technical developments that will shape the future of the storage industry. The legacy of data reliability, integrity [...]

2017-07-31T12:35:33+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Fibre Channel Solution Guide – 2017

Fibre Channel Solutions Guide 2017 The Solutions Guide Introduction  The Fibre Channel Roadmap Storage Fabric Options with NVMe All-Flash Arrays Generate New Interest in NVMe-Ready Fibre Channel A Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future Download PDF

2017-07-31T12:36:58+00:00 July 28th, 2017|