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Industry’s First FC-NVMe Plugfest Demonstrates Fibre Channel as the Trusted Fabric for Transporting NVMe™ Natively in Today’s Datacenters

Gen 6 32GFC provides datacenters with greater consistency, predictability, performance and investment leverage to efficiently utilize all-flash, and now NVMe™ storage MINNEAPOLIS, May 31, 2017 – Building upon last year’s successful Non Volatile Memory Express  (NVMe™) over Fibre Channel (FC) Fabric (FC-NVMe) proof of concept, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced the completion [...]

2017-05-31T16:28:51+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

SANBlaze Announces New FC-NVMe Developers Test Solution

Enables rapid prototyping, qualification, and testing of large FC-NVMe configurations with minimal investment SANBlaze, a leading innovator in storage emulation, is announcing its new Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Test Solution for early development.  The SANBlaze FC-NVMe Emulation Solution, for both System Host and Device test environments, features integrated Cavium QLogic HBAs and [...]

2017-05-26T10:49:18+00:00 May 26th, 2017|

Fibre Channel 101

Fibre Channel (FC) is the storage networking protocol for enterprise data centers, with over 11 Million ports deployed. Fibre Channel is purpose-built and engineered to meet the demands for enterprise data centers that require rock solid reliability, high performance and scalability. It can even transport new storage protocols, like NVMe, natively. Flexible and resilient, Fibre Channel provides [...]

2017-05-26T10:50:58+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

Fibre Channel NVMe – Got Questions?

Our FCIA live webcast, Introducing Fibre Channel NVMe, provided attendees with a solid foundation on how Fibre Channel (FC) and NVMe work together and why someone might want to consider using FC for NVMe-based solutions. If you missed the live event, you can watch it on-demand at your convenience. We answered a lot of great questions [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:41+00:00 April 21st, 2017|

Find Out How to Use the Fibre Channel Speedmap

Fibre Channel is the most well known dedicated storage networking protocol in use in data centers today, and is considered the gold standard for storage in terms of availability, reliability, and scalability. However, it does require some specific design and planning requirements. For that, storage administrators use the Fibre Channel Speedmap in order to plan. [...]

2017-05-26T11:01:23+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2016/17 Board of Directors

2016 Milestones Include First Public Demonstration of NVM Express® Over Fabrics Using Gen 6 32GFC and a Plugfest with Participation of 11 Companies MINNEAPOLIS, February 1, 2017 – Supporting continued advancement of the purpose-built, data center proven network infrastructure for storage, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2016-17 Board of Directors. “With their [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:51+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

How Fibre Channel and NVMe Work Together

Author, J Metz, FCIA Board of Directors NVMe is one of the most interesting new developments to happen to storage in the past several years, and NVMe over Fabrics extends these capabilities over a Storage Area Network. Given that 80% of all existing Flash storage solutions deployed are interconnected with Fibre Channel, many questions have [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:56+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

First FCIA Demonstration of NVM Express® Over Fabrics using Gen 6 32G Fibre Channel Showcased at Flash Memory Summit

Visit FCIA Booth #828 to see multiple vendor FC-NVMe initiator and target interface operations and FC Fabric connectivity to NVMe PCI Express-based drives SANTA CLARA, Calif., Flash Memory Summit, August 9, 2016 – Highlighting the adaptive architecture of Fibre Channel that according to market research firm Dell’Oro, has more than 46 million installed ports in operation [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:37+00:00 August 9th, 2016|

Fibre Channel Showcased as the Enterprise Fabric for Transporting NVM Express® Natively in Today’s Datacenters at Industry’s First Gen 6 32GB FC Plugfest

Representing the world’s fastest industry standard networking protocol, Gen6 Fibre Channel provides datacenters with greater consistency, predictability and performance MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 27, 2016 –  Demonstrating the continued innovation of the Fibre Channel (FC) standard and reinforcing its status as the industry’s reliable and robust storage networking protocol, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:18+00:00 June 27th, 2016|