- Mark Jones, Broadcom
- Nishant Lodha, Marvell
- Marcus Thordal, Broadcom
- Joe Kimpler, Independent Expert
The T11 specification for NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) was completed in 2018, since that time, the FCIA has held numerous plugfest events and products have been shipping for a few years. So where are we today with NVMe over Fibre Channel solutions?
This webcast will take an early 2020 point-in-time snapshot of where the industry is, discuss products available today, and address common questions around:
- Which host environments can use FC-NVMe
- What is required from the fabric
- Breadth of supporting storage solutions
- Application benefits we have seen so far
- FC-NVMe strengths and differentiators
And most importantly, is FC-NVMe ready for prime time?
- Barry Maskas- HPE
- Joe Kimpler- Independent Industry Expert
We rely on technical standards for all facets of daily life. Yet it is easy to take technology standards for granted, forgetting that they underpin the technology used every day. As participants in the IT sector it is important for us to learn how standards are developed, why standards matter and how we all benefit from them.
In this webcast, we’ll pull back the curtain on the standard development process, explain what makes something a standard, and decode a few funky common acronyms. You’ll learn:
- The differences between a standard and a specification
- Who is INCITS and what’s their role?
- T11 Fibre Channel standards development process
- T11 Fibre Channel Standards
- Current Fibre Channel standards under development
- Benefits of standards when architecting Fibre Channel solutions
- Barry Maskas- HPE
- Nishant Lodha- Marvell
- Mark Jones- Broadcom
Fibre Channel (FC) SAN workloads are not difficult, but there are several people who do not understand how the workloads line up to appropriate storage protocol and their characteristics. Different workloads have different “Fingerprints,” so to speak. Since FC SANs are block, they work very well with applications that have a lot of transactional data, a lot of random read/write loads, and are particularly good for virtual machine file systems.
This webinar will discuss:
- I/O fingerprints: I/O block sizes & IOPS requirements for various “FC SAN applications”
- An overview of application access patterns, guided by best practices and experience
- How FC fulfills these IOPS requirements and how CPU BW is as important as IOPS
We will briefly investigate application sensitivity to latency, and show how protocol can affect performance.
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….