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Considerations Selecting a Fabric for Storage Area Networks

Tom Kolniak, Sr. Director of Marketing, ATTO Technology The choice between using Fibre Channel (FC) or other protocols is dictated by several factors, one of them being whether a dedicated SAN is required and/or desirable. Ethernet SANs are implemented in the context of a converged network or at the minimum sharing of switch ports for [...]

2019-02-01T13:02:50-05:00August 20th, 2018|

FICON – Well, Isn’t that Special?

Patty Driever, IBM Corporation, Howard Johnson, Broadcom Corporation Since its introduction in 1994, Fibre Channel has become well recognized as the leading technology choice for storage attachment - it delivers superior scale, reliability, dependability and manageability. That much is pretty obvious. What’s not so obvious is that in the late 1990s, when Fibre Channel was [...]

2019-02-01T13:01:32-05:00August 20th, 2018|

Fibre Channel SAN Automation and Orchestration

Rupin Mohan, Director R&D and CTO Storage Networking, HPE The IT world is moving toward Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure. Customers in large numbers are choosing applications that need to be deployed on premise but need some interactions and/or compute/data mobility with the cloud. Most tech savvy IT managers are aware of pros and cons of on-prem [...]

2019-02-01T13:00:15-05:00August 20th, 2018|

How NVMe™ over Fibre Channel Impacts SAN Principles

Curt Beckmann, Broadcom Corporation The availability of the NVMe standard has radically changed the landscape for solid-state storage, driving commoditization of the media along with aggressive competition for density and performance. This media revolution is causing a secondary pair of disruptions in the storage array space. The first disruption is the move toward NVMe-based SSDs [...]

2019-02-01T12:58:53-05:00August 20th, 2018|

The 2018 Fibre Channel Roadmap

Scott Kipp, Broadcom Corporation 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 and this document shows the past, present and future of the Fibre Channel physical layer. Fibre [...]

2019-03-11T13:10:00-05:00August 20th, 2018|

2018 Fibre Channel Solutions Guide – FCIA President Intro

Mark Jones, FCIA President and Director of Technical Marketing, Broadcom Inc., ECD After more than 20 years in the marketplace, Fibre Channel (FC) continues to be the most trusted Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity of choice in leading Data Centers. The ability to reliably store and retrieve a company’s most valuable asset, its data, is [...]

2019-03-11T13:33:21-05:00August 20th, 2018|

Fibre Channel Solution Guide – 2018

Contents Foreword 2018 Fibre Channel Solutions Guide – FCIA President Intro The 2018 Fibre Channel Roadmap How NVMe over Fibre Channel Impacts SAN PrinciplesAll-Flash Arrays Generate New Interest in NVMe-Ready Fibre Channel Fibre Channel SAN Automation and OrchestrationA Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future FICON – Well, Isn’t that Special? Considerations When [...]

2018-08-20T14:22:10-05:00August 20th, 2018|

Fibre Channel Continues to be the Most Trusted SAN Connectivity of Choice; Gen 6 FC-NVMe Maturity Demonstrated at the Fourth FC-NVMe Focused Plugfest

Visit FCIA in booth #828 at Flash Memory Summit; Fourth Multi-Vendor Plugfest Focused on FC-NVMe and Gen 6 FC Completed by FCIA, Hosted by Austin Labs in Milpitas, California   MINNEAPOLIS, August 2, 2018 – After more than 20 years in the marketplace, Fibre Channel (FC) continues to be the most trusted Storage Area Network (SAN) [...]

2018-08-17T10:11:26-05:00August 6th, 2018|

A Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future

J Metz, Cisco Systems Ah, storage. The most important part of any Data Center. Wait, wait, I get it – there are no unimportant parts of the Data Center. The ability to store and retrieve data, however, is the heart and soul, and the unmitigated catastrophe that befalls the company that loses data is impossible [...]

2017-07-31T12:43:33-05:00July 28th, 2017|

All-Flash Arrays Generate New Interest in NVMe-Ready Fibre Channel

Celeste Crystal, Brocade Digital transformation is driving new requirements for scalability, performance, and high IOPs/low-latency for storage, with access to data becoming more critical than ever. Advanced flash memory technologies are forcing an evolution of storage requirements that must simultaneously enable faster access to data while accommodating growing capacity, all at decreasing costs. By many [...]

2017-07-31T12:42:27-05:00July 28th, 2017|
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