Fibre Channel Industry Association Elects 2020 Board of Directors as Data Center Trends Drive Fibre Channel Adoption
INCITS T11 Publishes Fibre Channel Physical Interface Standards, Speeding Development of 64GFC and Gen 7 Solutions for the Storage Area Networking Market
MINNEAPOLIS, March 17, 2020 – Amidst an expanding market being driven by major data center trends, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) today announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors. The board serves in advisory and fiduciary roles for the sole purpose of marketing Fibre Channel technology to the industry.
FCIA is also pleased to announce that INCITS/ANSI has published the Fibre Channel Physical Interface FC-PI-7 standard specification for 64GFC. The completion of this standard advances the speed at which companies in the Fibre Channel industry develop components and test equipment which support deployments of 64GFC and Gen 7 solutions for the Storage Area Network (SAN) market.
“Fibre Channel continues to evolve in lockstep with the storage-networking requirements of both traditional application environments and newer workloads associated with technologies such as AI, machine learning, and big data analytics,” said Brad Casemore, research vice president, Datacenter Networks of IDC, a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services and events. “In that regard, enterprises and other organizations are looking to Fibre Channel to continue to address low latency, increased bandwidth, and ever-greater availability and scalability that storage networks demand.”
The new board includes four officers and three members-at-large, from a diverse set of technology industry leaders.
The members of the 2020 FCIA Board of Directors are:
- Chairman: Chris Lyon, Amphenol ICC
- President: Mark Jones, Broadcom Inc.
- Treasurer: Craig Carlson, Marvell Semiconductor
- Secretary and Education Chair: David J. Rodgers, Teledyne LeCroy
- Marketing Chair: Rupin Mohan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Kiran Ranabhor, Product Management, Cisco
- Steven Wilson, T11 Chair (Non-Voting)
“It’s a great pleasure to work with these outstanding industry leaders in 2020,” said Mark Jones, president, FCIA. “Together, their skills and experience are a tremendous asset to FCIA as we move the ball forward on promoting the growth and innovation of the Fibre Channel market as 64GFC and Gen 7 solutions begin to appear in the marketplace.”
On the heels of FCIA celebrating its 25th anniversary and the INCITS T11 standards committee holding its 150th meeting, the Fibre Channel industry continues to progress and technical developments are shaping the future of the storage industry. To learn more, watch free FCIA webcasts including the next one scheduled for March 31, 10:00 a.m. PDT live, or after on demand, titled: “The Making of Fibre Channel Standards,” at https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14967/388669. Barry Maskas, HPE, and Joe Kimpler, ATTO, will pull back the curtain on the standard development process, explain what makes something a standard, and decode a few funky common acronyms.
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