SAN (storage area network)

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  • Ethernet advances haven't pushed FC SANs into retirement

    Ethernet has made advances with packet dropping and speed in recent years, but Fibre Channel remains the SAN protocol of choice for performance.

  • Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL)

    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.

  • FC technology use still leads despite Ethernet nipping at its heels

    Some have predicted the demise of Fibre Channel for years, but no networking tech has risen above it for mission-critical apps.

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  • Fibre Channel adapter

    A Fibre Channel (FC) adapter is a hardware component that provides connectivity from a server to a storage area network (SAN).

  • The state of storage network architecture

    Storage networks are struggling with virtualized server environments and flash storage. Your company's storage network may need a major upgrade.

  • Cloud storage tools manage data stored in the ether

    As much as we might want to assume an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude about the data we ship to cloud storage services, the truth is that it needs nearly as much attention as data stored onsite. Some services offer basic tools to manage cloud storage, while others are more sophisticated, but to keep a finger on the pulse of cloud storage, you may need a third-party app.

    Storage networks receive little attention -- until they become performance bottlenecks in the IT infrastructure. Server virtualization and high-speed flash storage are putting unprecedented strains on storage networks. Our second feature tells you how to unclog those arteries.

    For the first time in nine years, Fujitsu garnered enough responses in our Quality Awards service and reliability survey for enterprise arrays. That didn’t just put Fujitsu in among the other finalists; it put the newcomer in the winner's circle.

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  • QLogic Corp. backs Open Compute Project with FC HBA for shared storage

    QLogic adds Fibre Channel host bus adapter for Open Compute Project-certified servers for data centers desiring OCP with shared storage.

  • soft zoning

    Soft zoning is used to allocate resources and control access in a storage-area network (SAN).

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