San Francisco, California – October 12th, 2012 — The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit international organization of manufacturers, systems integrators and vendors today announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2012/2013. Fibre Channel technology is the data center standard for storage area networks and enterprise storage, with more than 80 percent market share and will continue to be the primary datacenter SAN for the foreseeable future. The FCIA organization consists of 25 global member companies, all of which are leaders in the Fibre Channel industry and continue to provide thought leadership, education and guidance to the growing storage networking market.
The newly elected members of the 2012/2013 FCIA Board of Directors are: FCIA Officers:
- Chairman: Skip Jones – QLogic
- President: Mark Jones – Emulex
- Treasurer: Greg McSorley – Amphenol
- Secretary: Jay Neer – Molex
Members at Large:
- Rupin Mohan – Hewlett-Packard
- J Metz – Cisco
- Kevin Ehringer – DCS
- Steven Wilson – Brocade
- Saito Kinya – Fujitsu Japan (FCIA Japan)
“This year, Fibre Channel has achieved a significant milestone. FCIA has termed it 10-10-10. In 2012, 10M Fibre Channel ports are expected to ship when you combine adapter and switch ports, but not counting target ports on storage arrays. Also, $10B of Fibre Channel Enterprise Storage Systems will be sold worldwide, representing 62% of all Storage Area Network (SAN) storage in the market. And finally, in 2012, 10 EB of storage capacity in external enterprise storage system will be shipped with Fibre Channel representing 66% of the SAN market. So, 2012 is the year of 10-10-10 for Fibre Channel. Investments in Fibre Channel solutions continue to deliver the most value for the enterprise today and will continue to provide value in the future,” said Skip Jones, Chairman 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 http://www.fibrechannel.org.
FCIA Executive Director