Fibre Channel (FC) SAN

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  • Home labs prop up storage users' skills

    Home office storage has become more sophisticated -- so much so that enterprise storage administrators say they're using it to help them hone their skills for work. 

  • Emulex acquisition could cloud future of FC-SATA spec

    New Emulex subsidiary Sierra Logic's strength is in FC-SATA bridging technology. Meanwhile, ONStor launches midrange clustered NAS, and Quantum shareholders withhold votes. 

  • FCIA chairman shares vision for Fibre Channel

    Tom Hammond-Doel, chairman of the Fibre Channel Industry Association, talks about the battle with iSCSI and the new features users can look forward to over the next 18 months. 

  • Pillar users push for Fibre Channel in Axiom array

    Users say they're still waiting for the bigger news -- an FC version of the array. Analysts say there could be long-time upheaval with OEM partners if Pillar competes with EMC. 

  • Battle brews between iSCSI and FC

    Most cost-conscious storage managers are looking into the merits of iSCSI. In this Q&A, Brian Garrett, analyst with ESG, clears up the confusion over iSCSI vs. FC. 

  • User finds FC file system performance at NAS price

    Geological survey firm PGS found that a proprietary file system on clustered hardware from Panasas cut costs while boosting performance. 

  • ISCSI vs. FC performance: A closer look

    Think that FC is faster than iSCSI? Vice versa? Storage expert Tony Asaro explains why the real answer may surprise you. 

  • Fibre Channel basics

    Learn about the pros and cons of FC, new developments in low-cost FC and comparisons with other storage protocols in this Fibre Channel basics guide. 

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    FCIP quiz answer 

  • Three strikes against FC SANs

    The Bond Market Association, the Regional Cancer Center and the Junior Achievement organization picked NetApp, EqualLogic and LeftHand IP SANs over FC. Here's why.