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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|

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|

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|

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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