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FCIA Webcast Now On Demand: FICON 101

FICON 101 Patty Driever – IBM Howard Johnson – Broadcom Limited FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) is an upper-level protocol supported by mainframe servers and attached enterprise-class storage controllers that utilize Fibre Channel as the underlying transport.  Mainframes are built to provide a robust and resilient IT infrastructure, and FICON is a key element of their [...]

2018-06-19T15:54:34+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Considerations When Selecting a Fabric for Storage Area Networks

Today, there are a variety of architectures, fabrics, and protocols that can be utilized for Storage Area Networks (SANs). Because of this, the challenges in choosing the right approach, fabric, and protocol to optimize application performance are not trivial, nor are all the tradeoffs obvious when making such as choice. The choice of a [...]

2018-05-22T12:47:50+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Broadcom, NetApp & SUSE Announce Production Availability

of the Industry’s First End-to-End NVMeover Fibre Channel Solution Enabling Groundbreaking Application Performance SAN JOSE, Calif., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO), today announced production availability of the industry’s first end-to-end NVMe over Fibre Channel storage solution with NetApp and SUSE.   https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/15/1502636/0/en/Broadcom-NetApp-SUSE-Announce-Production-Availability-of-the-Industry-s-First-End-to-End-NVMe-over-Fibre-Channel-Solution-Enabling-Groundbreaking-Application-Performance.html

2018-06-19T15:59:50+00:00 May 16th, 2018|

FICON 101 – A Fibre Channel Connection Tutorial

Want to get up-to-speed on FICON? Here’s your chance. On June 19, 2018, experts from the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) will host a live webcast “FICON 101.” FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) is an upper-level protocol supported by mainframe servers and attached enterprise-class storage controllers that utilize Fibre Channel as the underlying transport.  Mainframes are [...]

2018-05-18T10:27:44+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Broadcom Launches New NVMe Storage & Gen 6 Fibre Channel

Broadcom Limited (AVGO) recently announced the launch of the latest NVMe and  automation know-hows as well as Brocade G630 switch and Brocade FC32-64 port blade for the Brocade X6 director. https://www.nasdaq.com/article/broadcom-launches-new-nvme-storage-gen-6-fibre-channel-cm946432  

2018-05-18T10:28:31+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Fibre Channel Performance Q&A

The FCIA recently took on the topic of Fibre Channel performance in our live webcast “Fibre Channel Performance: Congestion, Slow Drain, and Over-Utilization, Oh My!” If you missed the live event, it’s now available on-demand. During the live event, attendees asked our experts Earl Apellanes and Ed Mazurek a lot great questions. Here are answers [...]

2018-05-18T10:31:57+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|

Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2017/18 Board of Directors

2017 Milestones Include Completion of Second Industry-Wide Multi-Vendor Plugfest Focused on Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe™) over Fibre Channel (FC) Fabric MINNEAPOLIS, February 1, 2018 – In a move that supports the continued innovation of Fibre Channel (FC) and its legacy of data reliability, integrity and security, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2017-18 [...]

2018-05-18T10:30:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

FCIP (Extension) Questions and their Answers

Disaster may strike anywhere. Transporting data over significant distance beyond the reach of a threatening event preserves data so organizations can rapidly recover in the event of a site going down and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), often referred to as “Extension,” is an ideal solution for disaster recovery infrastructure between data centers with fast, continuous, [...]

2018-05-18T10:34:01+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Fibre Channel Resilience for Enterprise Storage

Fibre Channel is the choice for resilient storage networks due to its reliability and robust set of management capabilities. Mainframe computers that run the world’s financial systems, high speed transactions processing, fraud protection, and reservation systems rely on Fibre Channel because it provides performance and reliability these systems demand for 24/7 availability. Mainframe systems [...]

2018-05-18T10:44:18+00:00 January 15th, 2018|
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