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Fibre Channel (FC) SAN News
February 02, 2015
A move to enterprise flash storage is a good time to review the networking decisions made years ago with slower disk systems in mind.
January 30, 2015
Fibre Channel is the top storage networking technology choice for customers of all-flash arrays and hybrid systems, according to a survey of storage vendors.
January 29, 2015
Landesk Software swapped out legacy EMC Fibre Channel storage for a Nimble Storage CS300 hybrid array to support 400 virtual machines.
November 19, 2014
Nimble Storage announced this week that it has added Fibre Channel versions of all of its SAN arrays, which previously were iSCSI-only.
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A host bus adapter (HBA) provides physical connectivity and input/output between a server and a network and/or storage device. Continue Reading
Definition: Learn what a storage area network (SAN) is, what the three components of a SAN are and why iSCSI has made SAN management easier. Continue Reading
A Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) is a high-speed Fibre Channel (FC) topology that can connect up to 126 ports on one controller using a one-way loop or hub design. Continue Reading
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The HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series is a line of storage arrays designed for enterprise SAN environments. Continue Reading
IBM's DS8870 is a storage array platform designed for large enterprise SAN environments with mission-critical workloads. Continue Reading
Use this guide to determine if a SAN is right for your environment, or if you should go with DAS or NAS. Continue Reading
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Storage networks are struggling with virtualized server environments and flash storage. Your company's storage network may need a major upgrade. Continue Reading
As much as we might want to assume an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude about the data we ship to cloud storage services, the truth is that it needs nearly as much attention as data stored onsite. Some services offer basic tools to manage ... Continue Reading
Hard zoning is used to allocate resources and control access in a storage-area network (SAN). Continue Reading
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Find out a key requirement when implementing FCoE storage in your data center, as well as general best practices to deploying FCoE. Continue Reading
Adoption of FCoE switches is dependent on Data Center Bridging Capability Exchange Protocol (DCBx) switch technology, says storage expert Marc Staimer. Continue Reading
FC technology will likely remain the dominant storage networking technology in enterprise IT for at least two years, as 10 Gigabit Ethernet options mount a stiffer challenge. Continue Reading