Monthly Archives: August 2018

Broadcom, NetApp, and VMware Among the First to Demonstrate End-to-end NVMe over Fibre Channel with vSphere

Streamlined solution for enterprise on-premises SAN customers; leverages VMware’s standard management tools & current SAN infrastructure SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO), NetApp, and VMware are demonstrating an NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) solution delivering the next level of storage performance required by real-time applications for artificial intelligence, machine learning, [...]

2018-08-29T10:41:23-05:00August 29th, 2018|

Securing Fibre Channel SANs with End-to-End Encryption

By Robert Friend and Nishant Lodha, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. 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. Fibre Channel (FC) SANs are deployed in over 90% of Fortune 1000 customer data centers that [...]

2019-08-06T17:01:19-05:00August 20th, 2018|

Fibre Channel’s Future is Bright in Media and Entertainment

By Joseph Kimpler, Strategic Alliances, ATTO Technology, Inc. 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. As video resolution and frame rates continue to grow, so does Fibre Channel network storage within the Media [...]

2019-08-06T16:50:16-05:00August 20th, 2018|

The 2019 Fibre Channel Roadmap

By Craig Carlson, FCIA Board Member; Senior Technologist, Marvell Semiconductor Inc. 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 [...]

2019-08-06T16:39:27-05:00August 20th, 2018|

FCIA Member Press Release: “FCIA Chooses DCS to Provide Connectivity for its Fourth FC-NVMe Multivendor Plugfest”

DCS is excited to share the news that it was chosen by the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) to be the connectivity provider for the FCIA’s fourth FC-NVMe multivendor plugfest, held July 23-27 in Milpitas, California. Focused on Gen 6 Fibre Channel (FC) compatibility and the FC-NVMe standard, the five-day event drew 13 participating companies—a [...]

2018-08-20T13:23:14-05:00August 20th, 2018|

Fibre Channel New Technologies: FC-NVMe-2

By Rupin Mohan, FCIA Marketing Chairman; Director R&D and CTO, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 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 [...]

2019-08-06T14:44:44-05:00August 20th, 2018|

The State of Fibre Channel

By Storage Switzerland 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. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were up over 11 percent (7.7 million) compared to 2017. Total 2018 [...]

2019-08-06T14:34:03-05:00August 20th, 2018|

FCIA President Introduction

By Mark Jones, FCIA President; Director of Technical Marketing, Broadcom Inc., ECD 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. [...]

2019-08-06T14:25:59-05:00August 20th, 2018|

FICON Webcast Q&A

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) took on the topic of FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) in a FICON 101 webcast now available on demand. During the presentation, our experts Patty Driever, IBM; Howard Johnson, Broadcom and J Metz, Cisco, answered questions, some of which are presented in this blog. To receive more in-depth information, read [...]

2018-08-15T09:00:02-05:00August 15th, 2018|
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