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FCIA “Beer and Pizza” night April 5, 2016

Scott Kipp, director of Engineering, Brocade and Chair of the Fibre Channel and Ethernet Roadmap subcommittees presented at the FCIA "Beer and Pizza" night April 5, 2016. The crowd had fun matching up industry milestones with the timing of pop music releases. What popular boy band hit it big in 2000, the same year Fibre [...]

May 10th, 2016|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

November 6th, 2014|

Symantec Turns to Fibre Channel to Accommodate Future Data Growth

by: Tim Lustig, Product Marketing Manager, Brocade Communications Fibre Channel proves it offers superior value and consistently demonstrates why it's the purpose-built storage solution you can trust. Look no further than Symantec for a prime example. Symantec specializes in information protection and operates a network that spans scores of secure, interconnected data centers across five [...]

November 6th, 2014|

Why Fibre Channel Fabrics to Support Flash Storage?

by: Mark Jones, President of FCIA, Director, Technical Marketing, Emulex Corp. Data access speeds for enterprise applications are becoming more critical; as is the need to support evolving storage requirements, which in turn is driving the deployment of Flash for tier-I storage. In order for enterprise data centers to keep pace with data-intensive workloads, the [...]

November 3rd, 2014|

BB-6 Fibre Channel Standard Improves Data Center Storage Networks

by Rupin Mohan, Marketing Chairman, Fibre Channel Industry Association and Senior Member, Technology Strategy, Hewlett Packard The T11 standards bodies have been working diligently over the past two years to codify the Fibre Channel Backbone 6 (FC-BB-6) standard. One of the principal developments in its predecessor, FC-BB-5, was the concept of the "Fibre Channel Forwarder," [...]

October 31st, 2014|

Legend3D: The Drive for Sustained Performance

by Scott Shimomura, Director, SAN Product Marketing, Brocade With a portfolio of major motion pictures including Spiderman 3D, Alice in Wonderland, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean, Legend3D's digital media technology and visual effects are, shall we say ─ legendary. The company is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA with a production studio in India and a [...]

October 30th, 2014|

Rackspace Has You Covered with 16Gb Fibre Channel: Part Two

Founded in San Antonio in 1998, Rackspace's operations have now expanded to include nine data centers across four continents. In Part One  of this two part blog, we learned that when Rackspace sought to increase the capability, efficiency and reliability of their data centers, they turned to the purpose-built storage solution-- Fibre Channel. Now we'll [...]

October 29th, 2014|

Rackspace Has You Covered with 16Gb Fibre Channel: Part One

When Rackspace, an industry leader in enterprise-class hybrid cloud infrastructures, sought to increase the capability, efficiency and reliability of their data centers, they turned to the purpose-built storage solution-- Fibre Channel.  They were in good company, joining industry leading enterprises such as AOL, Symantec and Legend3D, who also turned to Fibre Channel as their trusted [...]

October 27th, 2014|