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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 [...]

2018-04-18T10:07:41+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  

2018-04-13T11:46:07+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 [...]

2018-04-13T11:49:55+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 [...]

2018-04-13T11:47:39+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, [...]

2018-01-22T10:15:43+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 [...]

2018-01-15T13:55:16+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

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 [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:23+00:00 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 [...]

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|

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