Veteran Analyst, Dave Vellante of the Wikibon Project Moderates FCIA Sponsored FCoE Panel

ORLANDO, Fla. (Storage Networking World), April 12, 2010 — The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced that it will exhibit demonstrations around 8GFC (Gigabit Fibre Channel) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Demonstrations will take place in booth #307 at Storage Networking World (SNW), April 12 – 15, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The FCIA will showcase the synergy between 8GFC and FCoE technology in the data center. This demonstration brings together 12 leading companies including Amphenol, Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, LSI, Molex, NetApp, PMC-Sierra and QLogic.

“The FCIA continues to collaborate with leading vendors in the Fibre Channel community to bring forth leading edge, cost-effective solutions to the end-user community,” said Skip Jones, chairman FCIA. “Today’s 8GFC and FCoE demonstrations are further proof to end-users that Fibre Channel continues to be the most superior technology that is available in the market today. Furthermore, data center managers can now also leverage their Fibre Channel investments for further cost, space, and power savings by consolidating their data center IO.”

FCIA Experts Speak Out
The FCIA will be presenting in the following sessions at SNW:

  • FCoE Panel: The Arrival of the New Data Center
    Moderated by David Vellante, The Wikibon Project

    Monday, April 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Distinguished Panelists include:

  • Tom Hammond-Doel, Senior Alliance Manager, Engenio Storage Group of LSI, and Vice-Chairman, FCIA
  • Mark Jones, Director Technical Marketing, Emulex and Member-at-Large, FCIA
  • Skip Jones, Director Corporate Planning and Technology, QLogic Corporation, and Chairman, FCIA
  • Mike McNamara, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, NetApp and Marketing Chairperson, FCIA
  • Greg McSorley, Technical Business Development Manager, Amphenol and Secretary, FCIA
  • Steve Wilson, Director, Technology and Standards, Brocade and Member-at-Large, FCIA
  • Fibre Channel Drives Speed and Convergence
    Wednesday, April 14 from 9:55 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.Presented by Tom Hammond-Doel, Senior Alliance Manager, Engenio Storage Group of LSI and Vice Chairman, FCIA

In addition to the aforementioned sessions, The FCIA will be distributing its Fibre Channel Solutions Guide that includes up-to-date information on the benefits of Fibre Channel.

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About FCIA
The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a non-profit international organization whose sole purpose is to act as the independent technology and marketing voice of the Fibre Channel industry. We are committed to helping member organizations promote and position Fibre Channel, and to providing a focal point for Fibre Channel information, standards advocacy, and education.

FCIA members include manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals, and end users. Our member-led working groups and committees focus on creating and championing the Fibre Channel technology roadmaps, targeting applications that include data storage, video, networking, and storage area network (SAN) management. For more info, go to

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