Fibre Channel (FC) SAN

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  • 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. 

  • FCIP

    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. 

  • Engenio spills beans on midrange SAS array

    President and CEO of Engenio, Tom Georgens says the company is working on a midrange SAS array to ship as early as 2007. 

  • New protocol to bridge gap for FC users

    A standard is being developed that will let FC communicate directly with SATA drives, saving users money. 

  • Mea culpa -- Coping with vendor mentality

    Summary: In Mr. Toigo's previous posting, he ranted about NetApp's "Hard Deck" program -- he had some problems with it. NetApp begged to differ. See what he has to say now.