- May 21, 2015
A new 96-port FC switch and greater 40 gigabit converged Ethernet support for Nexus switches expands Cisco's support for all storage protocols.
- February 13, 2015
Storage array vendor EMC and switching vendor Brocade push a new storage switch dedicated to IP traffic to ensure predictable performance.
- July 31, 2014
Cisco says it remains committed to Fibre Channel with its new 16 Gbps FC MDS 9706 Director and MDS 9148S department switch, plus Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) line card.
- August 23, 2013
Continuity Software's AvailabilityGuard enterprise suite of risk detection products now scans FC switches with the addition of SAN configuration app.
- December 09, 2010
Merger of InfiniBand vendors Mellanox and Voltaire won't change technology's minor role in storage networking, but experts say Mellanox can expand its market.
- May 29, 2009
Fibre Channel switch revenues dropped like other storage product areas last quarter, but Cisco's sales fell much more than those of its rival Brocade.
- August 19, 2008
Brocade completes the upgrade of its connectivity portfolio with 8 Gbps switch on SAN blade servers, beginning with Hewlett-Parckard's BladeSystem server.
- June 26, 2008
Brocade says it will take at least three years for FCoE to emerge as a viable enterprise storage option, while rival Cisco expects FCoE deployment in the next year or two.
- May 16, 2007
In a side-by-side comparison of Fibre Channel director switches at Storage Decisions, Brocade claims it is three times more power efficient than Cisco.
- February 26, 2007
The company formerly known as Maxxan has been rechristened CipherMax and is now marketing a storage switch/encryption appliance with one point of management.
- August 08, 2006
Brocade has finally acquired McData for $713 million, a deal that's been in the cards since Cisco entered the market in 2001.
- May 10, 2006
Could it be the IP multicasting hinted at by an analyst last week that "scares the hell out of the industry"?
- February 28, 2006
The competition among director-class products has never been more intense. If you're considering directors for the first time, or re-examining your fabric strategy, here's what you need to know.
- February 28, 2006
Fibre Channel directors don't just provide lots of ports, they also offer ways to connect disparate SANs, isolate data and devices within a fabric, and configure throughput for specific applications. We look at how the big three directors match up.
- July 07, 2005
Cisco announced that Cafiero, Jiandani, Jain and Mazzola are retiring, leaving the company's storage business without proven leaders just as the business gains a foothold.