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Understanding Long-Distance Fibre Channel

As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), questions arise around how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next with a live [...]

2017-09-12T15:51:28-05:00September 12th, 2017|

Fibre Channel 101 Q&A

Many people don’t actually understand how Fibre Channel (FC) works. That’s why we hosted the FCIA webcast Fibre Channel Fundamentals. If you missed the live event, it’s available on-demand. Some great questions came up during the webcast and our experts have provided the answers here. Q: Do the ASICs in the switches that handle FC frames [...]

2017-08-14T11:57:18-05:00August 14th, 2017|

Take a Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe)

As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for its official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.  Join our experts on August 29th for a live FCIA webcast “Deep Dive into NVMe over Fibre [...]

2017-08-14T11:42:31-05:00August 14th, 2017|

Fibre Channel-NVM Express® Specification Advanced by the Fibre Channel Industry Association

Visit FCIA Booth #828 at Flash Memory Summit to See a Live NVMe Over Fabrics Technology Demonstration Operated by Multiple Fibre Channel Vendors SANTA CLARA, Calif., Flash Memory Summit, August 7, 2017 – In a development that highlights the continued innovation of Fibre Channel technology, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced that the Fibre [...]

2017-08-07T14:42:55-05:00August 7th, 2017|

Industry’s First FC-NVMe Plugfest Demonstrates Fibre Channel as the Trusted Fabric for Transporting NVMe™ Natively in Today’s Datacenters

Gen 6 32GFC provides datacenters with greater consistency, predictability, performance and investment leverage to efficiently utilize all-flash, and now NVMe™ storage MINNEAPOLIS, May 31, 2017 – Building upon last year’s successful Non Volatile Memory Express  (NVMe™) over Fibre Channel (FC) Fabric (FC-NVMe) proof of concept, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced the completion [...]

2017-08-30T10:04:20-05:00May 31st, 2017|

Fibre Channel 101

Fibre Channel (FC) is the storage networking protocol for enterprise data centers, with over 11 Million ports deployed. Fibre Channel is purpose-built and engineered to meet the demands for enterprise data centers that require rock solid reliability, high performance and scalability. It can even transport new storage protocols, like NVMe, natively. Flexible and resilient, Fibre Channel provides [...]

2017-05-26T10:50:58-05:00May 9th, 2017|

Fibre Channel NVMe – Got Questions?

Our FCIA live webcast, Introducing Fibre Channel NVMe, provided attendees with a solid foundation on how Fibre Channel (FC) and NVMe work together and why someone might want to consider using FC for NVMe-based solutions. If you missed the live event, you can watch it on-demand at your convenience. We answered a lot of great questions [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:41-05:00April 21st, 2017|

Find Out How to Use the Fibre Channel Speedmap

Fibre Channel is the most well known dedicated storage networking protocol in use in data centers today, and is considered the gold standard for storage in terms of availability, reliability, and scalability. However, it does require some specific design and planning requirements. For that, storage administrators use the Fibre Channel Speedmap in order to plan. [...]

2017-05-26T11:01:23-05:00March 2nd, 2017|

Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2016/17 Board of Directors

2016 Milestones Include First Public Demonstration of NVM Express® Over Fabrics Using Gen 6 32GFC and a Plugfest with Participation of 11 Companies MINNEAPOLIS, February 1, 2017 – Supporting continued advancement of the purpose-built, data center proven network infrastructure for storage, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2016-17 Board of Directors. “With their [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:51-05:00February 1st, 2017|

How Fibre Channel and NVMe Work Together

Author, J Metz, FCIA Board of Directors NVMe is one of the most interesting new developments to happen to storage in the past several years, and NVMe over Fabrics extends these capabilities over a Storage Area Network. Given that 80% of all existing Flash storage solutions deployed are interconnected with Fibre Channel, many questions have [...]

2017-05-18T15:07:56-05:00January 17th, 2017|
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