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A Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future

J Metz, Cisco Systems Ah, storage. The most important part of any Data Center. Wait, wait, I get it – there are no unimportant parts of the Data Center. The ability to store and retrieve data, however, is the heart and soul, and the unmitigated catastrophe that befalls the company that loses data is impossible [...]

2017-07-31T12:43:33+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

All-Flash Arrays Generate New Interest in NVMe-Ready Fibre Channel

Celeste Crystal, Brocade Digital transformation is driving new requirements for scalability, performance, and high IOPs/low-latency for storage, with access to data becoming more critical than ever. Advanced flash memory technologies are forcing an evolution of storage requirements that must simultaneously enable faster access to data while accommodating growing capacity, all at decreasing costs. By many [...]

2017-07-31T12:42:27+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Storage Fabric Options with NVMe

Rupin Mohan, HPE The SCSI protocol has been the bedrock foundation of all storage for more than three decades and it has served (and will continue to serve) customers admirably. SCSI protocol stacks are ubiquitous across all host operating systems, storage arrays, devices, test tools, etc. It’s not hard to understand why: SCSI is a [...]

2017-07-31T12:41:14+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

The Fibre Channel Roadmap

Scott Kipp, Brocade The heart and soul of any technology, and the industry association that stewards the technology, is its technology roadmap. Just like the term suggests, a roadmap shows not just the history of a technology, but also is a guide to where it is going and when it is going to get there. [...]

2017-07-31T12:38:57+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

The Solutions Guide Introduction

Mark Jones, FCIA President, Broadcom Limited 2017 is poised to be another great year for the Fibre Channel industry. Since the publication of our last FCIA Solutions Guide in 2016 there has been both tremendous industry progress and technical developments that will shape the future of the storage industry. The legacy of data reliability, integrity [...]

2017-07-31T12:35:33+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Fibre Channel Solution Guide – 2017

Fibre Channel Solutions Guide 2017 The Solutions Guide Introduction  The Fibre Channel Roadmap Storage Fabric Options with NVMe All-Flash Arrays Generate New Interest in NVMe-Ready Fibre Channel A Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future Download PDF

2017-07-31T12:36:58+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Solutions Guide 2016

Table of Contents 4    Fibre Channel’s Growth Trend 6    The Fibre Channel Roadmap 8    Shared Storage with NVMe 10    Improving High Throughput Applications Performance with Gen6 Fibre Channel 16    Fibre Channel – The Most Trusted Fabric Delivers NVMe 18    Storage Forces

2017-05-18T15:08:04+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Fibre Channel’s Growth Trend

Mark Jones, FCIA President, Director of Tech Marketing, Broadcom Limited It’s amazing to reflect on where Fibre Channel is today since the completion of the standard in 1994. From that time until now we have witnessed some amazing changes in the computing industry, no longer is there a single solution that fits all but continuous [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:09+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

The Fibre Channel Roadmap

A technology’s heart and soul is its roadmap Author: Scott Kipp Just like the term suggests, a roadmap shows the story of a technology. It is a guide to where it has been, where it is, where it is going and when it is going to get there. The more accurate the roadmap, the more [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:14+00:00 September 8th, 2016|

Shared Storage with NVMe

Rupin Mohan, Director R&D, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Introduction Storage has served as the core example of disruptive technologies in a paper by Prof. Clayton Christenson of Harvard Business School. Prof. Christenson practically invented the term “Disruptive Technologies” with his HBS paper “Disruptive Technologies, Catching the Wave” in 1995 using the disk storage drive industry as [...]

2017-05-18T15:08:18+00:00 September 8th, 2016|