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  • November 03, 2016 03 Nov'16

    Broadcom acquisition of Brocade leaves three major FC vendors

    Broadcom acquired Brocade in a $5.9 billion deal that will leave the Fibre Channel industry with three major vendors, but analysts predict FC will remain viable for years.

  • November 02, 2016 02 Nov'16

    Broadcom buys Brocade in $5.9B deal

    Broadcom Ltd. Nov. 2 said it would acquire storage and networking supplier Brocade Communications Systems Inc. in a deal valued at $5.9 billion. Chip-maker Broadcom said it will keep Brocade's ...

  • October 31, 2016 31 Oct'16

    Broadcom reportedly ready to swallow Brocade

    Brocade, the largest Fibre Channel networking vendor, could be joining the Broadcom empire soon. Bloomberg reports that Brocade is close to being acquired and that Broadcom is among the interested ...

  • October 19, 2016 19 Oct'16

    Cisco storage networking products get FCIP, FCoE upgrades

    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.

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  • Fibre Channel technology is alive and kicking

    Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block storage and became popular for file, and later cloud-based, object storage. It costs less, requires no dedicated switching and special training, and offers adequate performance for most business applications. But don't sound the death knell for Fibre Channel technology; market research indicates widespread use and a slow decline.

    Most storage vendors today offer object-based storage, and interest in these systems is high. Object storage offers massive scalability, potentially better data management with extended metadata, cloud storage integration via support for RESTful APIs and lower overall storage costs. The trick, of course, is integrating object and all of its capabilities into environments still dominated by SAN, NAS, and applications that continue to expect file or block storage interfaces. But, it's being done.

    Big data, Hadoop, MapReduce, data warehousing, business intelligence… All of these analytics applications place new demands on storage systems and often require new or modified storage structures. The special requirements of these analytics-on-a-massive-scale apps, and how to effectively manage their supporting storage infrastructures, are detailed in this issue of Storage magazine.

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  • What storage problems can vSphere Virtual Volumes solve?

    VSphere VVOLs allow virtual administrators to self-provision a pool of storage as they see fit. Continue Reading

  • How does RDMA work and why is it advantageous with flash?

    Remote Direct Memory Access is a good way to reduce latency in flash environments and works with InfiniBand and some Ethernet connections. Continue Reading

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