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Fibre Channel (FC) SAN News
July 08, 2015
Eternus phases out its DX8700 S2 model and replaces it with two block storage devices that scale from 4.6 PB to 13.8 PB of raw capacity.
June 26, 2015
Data scientists who study topics such as disease and climate change require robust storage systems to hold petabytes of crucial research.
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.
May 04, 2015
Brocade goes deeper into IP storage switching, adding Ethernet support to its FC extension switch and management to its VDX 6740.
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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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Whether you're purchasing a SAN for the first time or looking to upgrade, this guide walks you through the buying process from start to finish. Continue Reading
The HP MSA 2040 is a rack-mountable modular storage array for SAN environments that includes increased support for virtualization. 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
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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