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Published: 20 Oct 2012

The need for more Fibre Channel (FC) bandwidth continues unabated, driven by server and storage virtualization, and data replication. To meet these new demands, 8Gb/sec FC switches and host bus adapters (HBAs), along with enhanced software integration with virtual servers, are set to debut in 2008. Richard Villars, VP of storage systems research at Framingham, MA-based IDC, finds that server and storage virtualization, as well as better utilization of multicore and bladed servers in data centers, are priorities for IT executives. "The concentration of server and storage assets makes the delivery of higher speed solutions like 8Gb/sec Fibre Channel critical for companies that want adequate network capacity in their data centers," says Villars. Scott McIntyre, Emulex's VP of software and customer marketing, says that even though 4Gb/sec FC was released in 2005, customers continue to display an "insatiable demand" for more network capacity. He speculates that the rapid adoption of server virtualization could lead to companies buying servers that support the new... Access >>>

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