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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|

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|

Fibre Channel Supporting Evolving Storage Requirements

by: Tim Lustig, Product Marketing Manager, Brocade Communications In a turbulent computing era that is being redefined by highly virtualized environments, solid state storage and cloud-based architectures, unprecedented advancements in storage networks are needed to respond to the IO strains of increased complexity. In order for enterprise data centers to keep pace, the right network [...]

October 25th, 2014|

32GFC – Long Live Fibre Channel!

by Mark Jones | director, technical marketing, Emulex, and president of the Fibre Channel Industry Association When the FCIA (Fibre Channel Industry Association) announced in late 2013 that the INCITS T11 standards committee completed the physical specification for the next generation of Fibre Channel (FC) products, 32GFC became the fastest serial lane technology designed for [...]

September 5th, 2014|

A Milestone Year for Fibre Channel

by Tim Lustig | Product Marketing Manager, Brocade Communications For almost 20 years I've been involved with Fibre Channel, initially starting when Fibre Channel was only 531.25 Mbit/sec or "half speed." A lot has transpired since then, including an infamous white Bronco low-speed chase on LA freeways in 1994, the dot-com bubble bursting in 2000, [...]

July 30th, 2014|

In Fibre Channel We Trust

by: Mark Jones, President of FCIA Noted author and motivational speaker Stephen R. Covey once wrote that "Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people. But it takes time and patience." Mirroring people and relationships, trust also brings out the very best in IT. It is the [...]

July 15th, 2014|