Fibre Channel (FC) SAN News
January 09, 2017
Check out our comprehensive forecast of what challenges and opportunities the top enterprise storage vendors are expected to face in the coming year.
December 29, 2016
In 2016, EMC became part of Dell, Broadcom moved to take over Brocade, Nutanix went public, data protection expanded, and more data went on flash and cloud.
December 05, 2016
Learn what's hot and what's not-quite-so-hot on our list of data storage technology trends for the forthcoming year.
November 03, 2016
Broadcom acquired Brocade in a $5.9 billion deal that will leave the Fibre Channel industry with three major vendors, but analysts predict FC will remain viable for years.
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Definition: A storage-area network (SAN) is used to move data between servers and the various storage devices those servers use. Continue Reading
A host bus adapter (HBA) provides physical connectivity and input/output between a server and a network and/or storage device. 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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Evaluate Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Vendors & Products
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Expert Jacob Gsoedl drills into eight top-tier enterprise SAN products and how each one performs in seven technical areas. Detailed charts make the information easy to digest. Continue Reading
The HP XP7 Storage SAN array offers high-availability and disaster recovery features for highly virtualized data centers with large storage requirements. Continue Reading
Features for the Fujitsu Eternus DX89000 S3 SAN array include thin provisioning, mirroring and RAID. Continue Reading
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Docker is the de facto standard for the relatively new application and development and deployment system known as containerization. By nature ephemeral, Docker storage containers bring about a multitude of new challenges regarding data storage and ... Continue Reading
Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block ... Continue Reading
Fujitsu phases out its DX8700 S2 model and replaces it with two Fujitsu Eternus DX S3 block storage devices that scale from 4.6 PB to 13.8 PB of raw capacity. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Fibre Channel (FC) SAN Issues
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Faster storage -- and more of it -- is important, but that wouldn't matter if new SANs didn't boost application performance and efficiency in the process. Continue Reading
A rapidly growing number of storage protocols and interfaces are helping storage networking technology avoid data center bottlenecks. Continue Reading
Find out a key requirement when implementing FCoE storage in your data center, as well as general best practices to deploying FCoE. Continue Reading