How Fibre Channel Standards Are Made, Part III: INCITS

As we learn more about the standards process, it’s important to note that every organization has its own way of doing things. Fibre Channel, for instance, works under the guidance of INCITS. Who is INCITS? INCITS -- the Inter National Committee for Information Technology Standards – colloquially pronounced as “Insights” -- is the central U.S. [...]

2019-11-18T09:48:17-06:00November 18th, 2019|

Fibre Channel Solution Guide – 2019

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2019-08-29T18:16:22-05:00August 20th, 2019|

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|


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|
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