Characteristics of Fibre Channel SAN Workloads

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. It’s the next topic the FCIA will tackle at our first webcast of the new year. Join us on February 12, 2020 at 10:00 am PT for [...]

2020-01-09T10:07:04-06:00January 9th, 2020|

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|

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, [...]

2019-11-15T10:33:12-06:00June 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|

A Back to Basics on Fibre Channel Zoning

It’s time to get back to fundamentals on Fibre Channel. So, that’s exactly what we plan to do at our next FCIA live webcast on June 27, 2019 “Fibre Channel Zoning Basics.” In this FCIA webinar, we’re going to be talking about one of the most fundamental and crucial aspects of the protocol and what [...]

2019-05-07T11:26:35-05:00May 7th, 2019|
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