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SAN switch News
March 28, 2017
New Brocade SAN switch turns Fibre Channel into NVMe fabric for all-flash storage. The G610 device is targeted at converged infrastructure, small SANs and rack-based flash servers.
October 19, 2016
Cisco storage networking announced upgrades that include Ethernet boosts for FCIP and FCoE, but it's decided to hold off on shipping 32 GbE Fibre Channel.
March 03, 2016
Brocade, QLogic and Broadcom coordinated this week’s shipments of the first switches and adapters to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. We caught up with Jack Rondoni, vice ...
March 02, 2016
A new G620 Brocade switch and 32 Gbps host bus adapters from QLogic and Broadcom Emulex signal general availability of Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking gear.
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