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Fibre Channel (FC) SAN News
September 07, 2017
What do you do when storage sales slow down? If you’re Dell EMC, you add velocity to the sales process. “Storage velocity” was a frequently used term during Dell’s earnings call this morning. On ...
May 25, 2017
Hewlett Packard Enterprise previews flash upgrades to 3PAR StoreServe and hybrid MSA systems, plus its first Nimble Storage array for reusing backup and copy data.
May 02, 2017
New storage strategy for X-IO centers on Axellio appliance with FabricXpress architecture. NVMe flash atop a PCIe edge storage switch allows analytics as data is ingested.
April 11, 2017
Cisco 6 FC storage module brings 32 Gbps support across MDS 9700 director family. Cisco and partners certify UCS C-Series servers for 32 Gbps-ready host bus adapters.
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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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Expect NVMe to supplant SCSI and SAS protocols for SSD storage and NVMe over Fabrics to find a place in high-end networking deployments for transporting data. Continue Reading
Speeds of storage networking technologies are rising as faster flash storage is gaining adoption, giving IT organizations more options to meet their performance needs. Continue Reading
All-flash arrays have virtually eliminated flash storage performance issues, for now. But applications and user expectations will eventually catch up. Innovations in flash technology -- such as nonvolatile memory express and storage-class memory (... 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
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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
Storage expert Marc Staimer explains that FCoE protocol support is best in end-to-end integrated offerings. Continue Reading