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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|

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|

Fibre Channel Connectivity

Cabling Storage Area Networks by Scott G. Kipp, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. April 2016 This paper discusses Fibre Channel links from 1 Gigabit Fibre Channel (1GFC) to 128GFC.  From insertion loss estimates to link lengths, this paper gives a good overview of   fiber optic cabling in storage area networks. Fibre Channel standards define [...]

2017-05-18T15:09:28+00:00 April 21st, 2016|

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