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Fibre Channel (FC) SAN News
October 13, 2014
Brocade adds Fibre Channel SAN extension switch and denser 16 Gbps card for its backbone director switch with an eye on moving data across distances.
August 06, 2014
Cisco VP dishes on the data center switching vendor's plans for 32 Gbps FC, how Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a success and why it doesn't call 16-gig FC "Gen 5."
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.
July 08, 2014
EMC VMAX launch includes three new models, multi-core architecture, embedded data protection and a public cloud tier.
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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
A Fibre Channel (FC) adapter is a hardware component that provides connectivity from a server to a storage area network (SAN). Continue Reading
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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
In part three of our series, we examine several misconceptions about FC vs. ISCSI SANs and how to choose the right SAN technology for your SMB. Continue Reading