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ALSO CALLED: Fiber Channel, Fibre
DEFINITION: Fibre Channel is a technology for transmitting data between computer devices at data rates of up to 4 Gbps (and 10 Gbps in the near future). Fibre Channel is especially suited for connecting computer servers to shared storage devices and for interconnecting storage controllers and drives. Since Fibre Channel is three times as fast, it has begun to replace the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)  … 
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Data Center Storage Evolution - Executive Summary
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines these three important configurations and takes a close look at the connection technologies associated with them, including SAN over IP and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Siemon Company

Casio Builds High-Availablity Storage With Software and Commodity Servers
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Casio was able to migrate to Red Hat Storage Server, whereby a virtualized storage environment can be implemented using the internal disks of commodity servers.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Red Hat

The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

How to Handle the Growing Number of Traffic Types in your Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture – A New Approach to Visibility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, uncover a unified visibility fabric architecture that centralizes network monitoring and management tools for improved and simplified performance and security analysis.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Gigamon

The Value of Shared SSDs in Enterprise Computing
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper covers the advantages of the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series adapters bringing transparent, shared caching to enterprise application environments. It combines a QLogic Fibre Channel adapter with intelligent caching to bring new levels of scalable application performance to existing SAN environments.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

Cloud Networking: The Importance of the Cloud Backbone
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the importance of the network to cloud computing and learn how – by leveraging high-capacity Ethernet service-oriented architectures between data centres – you can achieve a cost-efficient, high-performing network to support your cloud initiative.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Ciena

Forrester Thought Leadership White Paper: Exploring the Potential Benefits of End-to-End Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discloses the results of an evaluation of end-to-end storage area network/local area network (SAN/LAN) networking issues including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adoption.
Posted: 14 Feb 2012 | Published: 14 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Deploying Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches in Enterprise Data Centers
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches are specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.
Posted: 13 Dec 2011 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

Brocade

If it's Just a Disk, Why the Reliability Gap Between Vendors?
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: If all storage array vendors buy disk drives from the same small set of disk manufacturers then why is there such a big reliability gap between storage vendors? This white paper seeks to gain insight into this question.
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 | Published: 23 Sep 2011

Nexsan

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Cloud Design and Employment on Intel® Platforms - NetApp* Unified Networking and Storage: 10 GbE FCoE and iSCSI
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Your cloud architecture depends on solid storage solutions. This paper provides step-by-step instructions to set up and evaluate the two most common block-level storage protocols, fibre channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI), run over 10GbE from end-to-end.
Posted: 05 Jul 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

Intel

The Journey to Unified Computing
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how virtualization has removed many of the data center resource constraints of the past. Find out why management of your IT infrastructure should be integrated and learn how to set your business up for private cloud success.
Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Opportunities and Challenges with the Convergence of Data Center Networks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Juniper, which continues to be actively involved in both the DCB and FCoE standards setting efforts, has released its first generation of convergence products, and is fully committed to continuing the development of standards and products that will eventually make a fully converged data center network a reality.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Intel® Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms: NetApp* Unified Networking and Storage: 10GbE FCoE and iSCSI
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This paper is for IT organizations and service providers who are interested in building loud data centers. Read this paper to learn the complete architectural details with step-by-step instructions to set up and evaluate the two most common block-level storage protocols, FCoE and iSCSI, run over 10 GbE from end-to-end.
Posted: 03 Feb 2011 | Published: 03 Feb 2011

Intel

Avoiding SAN Performance Problems
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: Maintaining peak performance while simultaneously addressing the root cause of SAN errors is challenging. This paper presents a high level summary of the most common SAN problems and explores new ways to dramatically improve application performance and availability.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2011

Virtual Instruments

IBM Easy Tier Enables DS8700 and Storwize V7000 Users to Profit from Solid State Drives
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM DS8700 and Storwize V7000 users now have the tools in Easy Tier and its associated software tool Storage Tier Advisor to evaluate the benefits of, plan for, deploy, and manage on an ongoing basis SSDs in combination with existing HDDs. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

IBM

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): SAN Acceleration Using FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS)
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Do you have questions regarding SAN acceleration? Learn more about solid state storage, which solid state technologies are currently on the market, and why your enterprise needs solid state storage. This concise white paper is designed to answer frequently asked questions on these topics and more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

Global Application and SAN Acceleration with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper investigates the deployment models of solid-state storage, and explains how the FalconStor Network Storage Server SAN Accelerator solution enhances this technology to deliver additional value through application-specific and global SAN acceleration.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With the availability of solid-state storage within Version 5 of its SAN Volume Controller, IBM once again delivers outstanding tech-nological innovation to the data center. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

IBM

The Corporate Network of the Future: Convergence 2.0
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: We are in the midst of a major innovation cycle in IT - moving from infrastructure designed to automate existing processes to services-oriented architectures that speed the delivery of innovative new services. Read this paper to learn about the features and benefits of a unified fabric and its critical role in the corporate network of the future.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

Brocade

Brocade FCoE Solutions for I/O Convergence
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Fibre Channel over Ethernet is extending the reliability benefits and service of Fibre Channels to LANs and other Ethernet networks. Learn how this approach enables flexible, scalable, and simplified data center fabrics that support increasingly powerful applications and growing amounts of data.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Brocade

Solid State Drive Applications in Storage and Embedded Systems
sponsored by Atrato, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this article is to examine the unique benefits of Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) over traditional HDDs and competing SSDs, and to explore the benefits one could realize in using these new high performance SSDs in storage and embedded applications.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Atrato, Inc.

10 Gigabit Ethernet: Unifying iSCSI and Fibre Channel in a Single Network Fabric
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The advent of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), Data Center Bridging (DCB), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)offers enhanced performance and throughput for connecting networked storage to servers. Whether using the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel protocols, organizations have a clear path for unifying a network fabric in 10GbE environments.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Dell, Inc.

Why SAS Matters - Cost Effective Performance with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Technology from Hitachi
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is replacing Fibre Channel drives in high performance applications such as online transaction processing, real time analytics & streaming media. The key reasons for this transition are that SAS drives have the same or better reliability and data availability characteristics of Fibre Channel drives but are less expensive.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

10GbE, Servers, Storage and Virtualization – Interoperability Review and Highlights
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Organizations can benefit from the advantages of 10GbE, consolidation on Dell PowerEdge blade servers, and virtualization with VMware. By implementing 10GbE solutions, organizations can enjoy the economies they hoped to obtain by consolidating and virtualizing their server environment, along with increased performance, reliability, and security.
Posted: 12 Aug 2009 | Published: 09 Jun 2009

Dell, Inc.
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FIBRE CHANNEL DEFINITION (continued): …  as the transmission interface between servers and clustered storage devices. Fibre channel is more flexible; devices can be as far as ten kilometers (about six miles) apart if optical fiber is used as the physical medium. Optical fiber is not required for shorter distances, however, because Fibre Channel also works using coaxial cable and ordinary telephone twisted pair.Fibre Channel offers point-to-point, switched, and loop interfaces. It is designed to interoperate with SCSI, the Internet Protocol (IP) and other protocols, but has been criticized for its lack of compatibility - primarily … 
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