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How Fibre Channel Scaling Works

One of Fibre Channel’s greatest strengths is its ability to scale to thousands and thousands of nodes, while providing predictable performance. So, when we say that Fibre Channel has unmatched scalability, what does that actually mean? And how does it work? Find out on November 6, 2019 when the FCIA will present Fibre Channel Scaling. [...]

2019-09-17T09:49:51-05:00September 17th, 2019|

How Fibre Channel Standards Are Made, Part II: The Difference between a Standard and a Specification

As we explore the subject of how Fibre Channel standards are made, one useful thing to know in the first place,  is how standards differ from something like a specification. In the world of technology interoperability, development companies most often want to ensure that they make products and product components and receive products (and product [...]

2019-09-09T10:20:04-05:00September 9th, 2019|

Teledyne LeCroy Announces High-Speed, PAM4 50Gb Ethernet and 64Gb Fibre Channel Protocol Analyzer and Jammer

First to market with complete Ethernet and Fibre Channel test tools that simplify deployment and troubleshooting of latest high-speed datacenter interconnections. MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne LeCroy, the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, is pleased to announce the latest in high speed Ethernet and Fibre Channel test tools, the SierraNet M648 protocol [...]

2019-08-07T12:43:31-05:00August 7th, 2019|

More Answers to Your FICON Questions

Following on from the highly-rated FICON 101 webcast. Patty Driever of IBM and Howard Johnson of Broadcom returned for a FICON 201 course which provided a deeper dive into how FICON maps onto the Fibre Channel FC-2 layer, the evolution of the FICON protocol optimizations and how FICON adapts to new technologies. To help you [...]

2019-08-01T16:11:44-05:00August 1st, 2019|

Fibre Channel Zoning Fundamentals and Fundamental Questions

In our Fibre Channel Zoning Basics webcast last month, FCIA experts Ed Mazurek and John Rodrigues, explained how and why zoning makes Fibre Channel so reliable, predictable and secure. If you missed the live presentation, you can watch it on-demand. As promised during the webcast, here are answers to the questions we received: Q: For [...]

2019-07-26T10:24:49-05:00July 24th, 2019|

Security Aspects of Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel has long been known to be a very secure protocol for storage. Even so, there is no such thing as a “perfectly secure” technology, and for that reason it’s important to constantly update and protect against threats. The sheer variety of environments in which Fibre Channel fabrics are deployed makes it very difficult [...]

2019-07-12T13:33:29-05:00July 12th, 2019|

How Fibre Channel Standards Are Made, Part I: What Are Standards?

We rely on technical standards for all facets of daily life. It’s become really easy to take technology standards for granted, forgetting that they underpin the technology used in everyday activities. However, when things go wonky, it becomes glaringly apparent that there is a desperate need for things to work together, seamlessly. Imagine, for instance, [...]

2019-06-07T13:19:47-05:00June 7th, 2019|

Protocol Analysis for High-Speed Fibre Channel Fabrics FAQ

The FCIA has hosted two webcasts on protocol analysis, Protocol Analysis for High-Speed Fibre Channel Fabrics, which covered the basics on protocol analysis followed by a more advanced session, Protocol Analysis 201 for High-Speed Fibre Channel Fabrics. If you missed one, or want to watch them again, they are both available on demand. The recent [...]

2019-06-05T15:14:38-05:00June 5th, 2019|

Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2019 Board of Directors Amidst a Fibre Channel Market That Continues its Growth Path

Dell’Oro Group Forecasts That Total Fibre Channel SAN Port Shipments for 2018 is Expected to Approach 7.7 Million, up 11 Percent Over 2017 MINNEAPOLIS, February 26, 2019 – Amidst a growing Fibre Channel market, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors. The board serves in advisory and fiduciary roles for [...]

2019-02-26T09:46:02-05:00February 26th, 2019|
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