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Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is an international organization whose goal is to help its members promote Fibre Channel (FC) technology.

The FCIA comprises manufacturers, systems integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals and end users. FCIA working groups and committees generate and publicize the FC technology roadmaps that target vertical and horizontal markets such as data storage, video, networking and storage area network (SAN) management.

The development of Fibre Channel, a technology for transmitting data between computer devices at speeds up to 16 Gigabits per second, began in 1988. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the FC standard in 1994.

Contributor(s): Kim Hefner
This was last updated in September 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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