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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 [...]

2019-08-15T15:17:01-05:00August 15th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-08-15T15:13:11-05:00August 15th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-08-15T15:00:22-05:00August 15th, 2019|

How NVMe(tm) 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 [...]

2019-08-15T14:54:13-05:00August 15th, 2019|

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. [...]

2019-08-15T14:52:48-05:00August 15th, 2019|

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, [...]

2019-08-15T14:51:47-05:00August 15th, 2019|

Foreword

By Rupin Mohan, Marketing Chairman, FCIA It’s 2018, and Fibre Channel continues to remain the dominant SAN fabric protocol in today’s data centers. Fibre Channel is deployed in 90 percent of the Fortune 1000 data centers in the world and 80 - 90 percent of all All-Flash storage arrays are connected to servers via [...]

2019-08-15T14:50:55-05:00August 15th, 2019|

Fibre Channel Solution Guide – 2018

Fibre Channel Solutions Guide 2018 Forword  The Fibre Channel Roadmap Shared Storage with NVMeStorage Fabric Options with NVMe Improving High Throughput Applications Performance with Gen6 Fibre Channel Fibre Channel – The Most Trusted Fabric Delivers NVMeA Look at Fibre Channel’s Legacy – And Future Storage Forces Download PDF

2019-08-15T10:16:36-05:00August 15th, 2019|

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|
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