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  • Cisco shops look ahead to FCoE

    Cisco customers say FCoE makes sense as they try to centralize IT and keep data center sprawl to a minimum. 

  • Data storage management in virtual server environments

    What are the pros and cons of Fibre Channel and iSCSI in virtual server environments? How does 10 GbE influence SAN management? Find out how users are evaluating iSCSI, the impact of server virtualization and listen to our podcast to determine your I... 

  • SAN and server virtualization management podcast

    Learn how companies with virtual server environments are coping with data storage challenges. In this podcast, Jeff Boles, senior analyst at Taneja Group, talks about the pros and cons of Fibre Channel (FC) SAN and iSCSI SAN in virtualized environmen... 

  • 10 Gb Ethernet bodes well for iSCSI

    With Dynamic TCP Offload added to 10 GbE adapters running iSCSI, users will see the benefits of removing TCP processing from the host computer and placing it on a dedicated HBA. 

  • Brocade rolls out FCoE switch, adapters

    After taking a conservative approach to FCoE, Brocade gets into the game with its long-anticipated switch and adapters for converged networks. 

  • QLogic delivers single-ASIC FCoE adapters

    HBA vendor QLogic makes its second-generation converged network adapter (CNA) available for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networks. 

  • Virtualization and the NPIV factor

    NPIV tackles the problem of how multiple virtual servers get access to the FC SAN. It does this by defining how multiple virtual servers can share a single physical port ID. Once deployed, storage administrators will need to be aware of NPIV because ... 

  • iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel in virtual server environments

    Interest in iSCSI SANs for virtual server environments is growing, but Fibre Channel remains the technology of choice. 

  • Online publisher picks Pillar to scale its site

    Requiring a simple, robust and scalable storage system, online publisher Blurb uses Pillar Data's Axiom 500 to handle up to 250 GB of new data each day. 

  • A case for 8 GB Fibre Channel

    Since 4 GB Fibre Channel (FC) was introduced, there have been significant changes in data centers, including server virtualization, a focus on power and cooling, and the rapid acceptance of solid-state disk (SSD). These factors, combined with the nev...