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Fibre Channel has a laser-focus on speed and continues to progress at a blistering pace. Fibre Channel is continually evolving to higher speeds to meet the high bandwidth needs of storage applications. When large blocks of data are moved between servers and storage, the performance of the application is directly dependent on how fast the data can fly. The storage industry has come to rely on Fibre Channel to deliver superior performance and reliability for mission-critical applications.

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Fibre Channel is at the heart of the data center connecting servers to storage, and relied upon for the most strenuous workloads. For example, Fibre Channel is deployed in many high-end applications in financial and governmental institutions where reliability and scalability are paramount. Fibre Channel consistently delivers greater than “five 9s” or 99.999% uptime as measured by vendors and customers in data center deployments worldwide. Fibre Channel storage area networks are often completely redundant to ensure constant service and uncorrupted data without single points of failure.

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Presenters:

  • Casey Quillin, Quillin Research
  • Rupin Mohan, HPE
  • Craig Carlson, Marvell
  • Mark Jones, Broadcom

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Gen 7, the newest generation of Fibre Channel, doubles performance to 64GFC with switches and HBAs now available in the market. But what does 2021 hold for the network protocol standard? What impact will NVMe over Fibre Channel have in the datacenter? Tune into this webcast to hear answers to these questions and more.

Founder and principal market analyst Casey Quillin of Quillin Research, will provide his perspective on storage networking trends and will join FCIA experts as they share insights on the continued innovation of Fibre Channel and what datacenter managers can expect in 2021 and beyond.

Attendees will be provided with a link to the latest edition of the 2020 Fibre Channel Solutions Guide, packed with additional technical information to help you navigate the networking landscape.

Join us for a look at:

  • Storage networking trends
  • The features and timing of Fibre Channel technology migration reflected in the Fibre Channel Roadmap
  • The need for standards
  • Fibre Channel security standards

Presenters:

  • Craig Carlson, Marvell
  • Mark Jones, Broadcom
  • Marcus Thordal, Broadcom

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Why do we need enhanced error recovery? And, how does it work? In this webcast we explore the fact that “bit errors happen” and how that occurs. We also do a deep dive into the mechanism of the enhanced error recovery added to FC-NVMe-2. Join FCIA experts as they guide you through the intricacies of the error recovery that allows FC-NVMe-2 to build on the already reliable Fibre Channel to provide the most reliable NVMe over Fabrics deployment possible.

Presenters:

  • David Peterson, Broadcom
  • Barry Maskas, HPE
  • Kiran Ranabhor, Cisco (Moderator)

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Fibre Channel Services such as the Fabric Login Server, Fabric Controller, and Name Server are used to support management and operation of a Fibre Channel Fabric by providing a method of registering and maintaining devices connected in the network. As the need for additional Fabric Services, such as traffic flow analysis and congestion management have surfaced, Fibre Channel continues to evolve to ensure easy data center scalability.

In this webcast, FCIA experts will provide context to the terminology and dive into Fibre Channel Services, including device and topology discovery, zoning, security, clock synchronization and management. It will also decode some common acronyms like, FC-CT, FC-GS-9, and FC-SW-8.

Join us to learn:

  • What are Fabric Services?
  • Overview of long-standing Fabric Services and what the newer Fabric Services provide
  • What is FC-CT? And how does it relate to Fibre Channel Fabric Services?
  • Fibre Channel Generic Services and Switch Fabric functionality
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2019 Solutions Guide

It’s 2019, and Fibre Channel continues to remain the premier storage fabric connectivity protocol in today’s data centers. Fibre Channel is deployed by thousands of customers in their data centers around the world and 80–90% of all All-Flash storage arrays are connected to servers via Fibre Channel. Customers have recently made a considerable investment in Gen 6 (32GFC), and given the 4-5-year depreciation cycle, this equipment will continue to run critical business applications requiring reliable, fast and scalable storage infrastructure….

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2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA). In July of 1999, it was announced the non-profit organizations FCA (Fibre Channel Association) and FCLC (Fibre Channel Loop Community) would merge, forming what is now known as the FCIA….

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Potentially, the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth…

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Fibre Channel is a serial point-to-point protocol that transfers a ton of data super reliably using light over fibre cables. Data is transferred from one port to another from the initiator port on the server to the destination port on the storage array….

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When companies invest in a technology, they want to know that they will get a return on their investment for years to come. Fibre Channel has had a very accurate roadmap for over a decade, showing the past, present and future of the Fibre Channel physical layer….

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Despite the push for Ethernet adoption in the Media and Entertainment industry, Fibre Channel storage network connectivity remains an essential enabler of today’s content creation and media workflows…

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Fibre Channel is a purpose-built and proven storage network designed to meet the demands of enterprise data centers that require high availability, low latency, extreme reliability and seamless scalability…

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