Fibre Channel continues providing the ideal solution for fast, reliable mission-critical information storage and retrieval for today’s data centers

SAN FRANCISCO – October 15, 2013 — The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit international organization of manufacturers, systems integrators and vendors, today announced it has re-elected its current Board of Directors to continue to serve its membership for the 2013-2014 term.

Fibre Channel is the only purpose-built and proven fabric based network for storage, engineered to meet the demands of enterprise data centers that require non-stop availability, maximum performance, and simple scalability.

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 re-elected members of the 2013/2014 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)

“Fibre Channel is the mature, safe solution for storage networks of all sizes in all business enterprises,” said Skip Jones, Chairman FCIA. “Fibre Channel’s long reliable history of 1GFC, 2GFC, 4GFC, 8GFC and 16GFC used in most storage network communications, will soon be complemented by single-lane serial 32GFC and four-lane 128GFC (4x32GFC). Products are expected to be widely available in 2014 for 32GFC and 2015 for 128GFC.”

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 http://www.fibrechannel.org.

Media Contact:
Linda Capcara
TechTHiNQ
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Organization Contact:
Chris Lyon
FCIA Executive Director
CLyon@FibreChannel.org