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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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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.

Dell/EMC CX4 Exchange Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a high-level look at the features and functionality that make the CX4 an excellent choice for Microsoft Exchange and other electronic mail systems. It examines new features, discusses disaster recovery and VMware integration, and provides a brief example of CX4's performance in Exchange environments.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2008

Dell, Inc.

MicroScan De-Duplication Minimizes Replication Bandwidth and Storage Requirements
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this document to learn how FalconStor's powerful MicroScan technology works to minimize duplicate data and help save considerable bandwidth, storage resources, and overhead.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Published: 10 Feb 2009

FalconStor Software

HP Simply Consolidation Solution Guide: Your Guide to Shared Storage for Business Efficiency
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This guide is designed to help you understand the benefits of consolidating your storage by sharing storage from multiple application servers.
Posted: 08 Sep 2008 | Published: 08 Sep 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

E-Guide: Storage Choices for Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: When evaluating storage solutions for DR in a virtual environment, there are several aspects you should consider. In this E-Guide discover several concerns to be aware of when planning for disaster recovery in a virtual server environment.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an architectural overview and configuration guidelines for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 SP2 with Microsoft Windows ServerĀ® 2008 x64 Enterprise or Standard Edition on Dell PowerEdge servers with Dell PowerVault.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Dell, Inc.

HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) Performance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how sequential performance provides customers with improved data transfer rates for applications such as data warehousing, streaming video, high-performance technical computing, and backups and restores.
Posted: 07 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Let's Get Virtual: A Look at Today's Server Virtualization Architectures
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: Before you can deploy server virtualization in the data center, you need a broad vision of how the process will work. Read this white paper for a step-by-step guide for virtualization planning, implementation, and management. Topics covered include...
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 14 May 2007

Burton Group

VM Backup Bliss? The State of VM Data Protection in the Enterprise
sponsored by Burton Group
WHITE PAPER: This report outlines the state of current server virtualization data protection and recovery approaches, while also keeping an eye on the future. Numerous improvements in virtualization data protection are on the horizon, and with creative use...
Posted: 18 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Burton Group

Making IT Invisible: NetApp Storage for Virtual Server Environments
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization provides liquidity to IT by delivering improved hardware utilization, physical server consolidation, increased availability and lower data center operating costs.
Posted: 08 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

NetApp

Using Storage to Maximize the Business Benefits of Virtualization
sponsored by LeftHand Networks
WHITE PAPER: The adoption of virtualization by corporations is being spurred by the availability of high performance multi-core servers that deliver the processing power, memory, and connectivity speeds.
Posted: 12 Jun 2008 | Published: 11 Jun 2008

LeftHand Networks

Best Practices Guide: Emulex Virtual HBA® Solutions and VMware® ESX Server 3.5
sponsored by Emulex Corporation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of some of the cases and outlines the steps required to deploy NPIV on ESX Server 3.5.
Posted: 03 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Emulex Corporation, Inc.

FCoE Driven Network Consolidation in the Enterprise Data Center
sponsored by Emulex Corporation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a blueprint for a converged Ethernet fabric as a catalyst for network consolidation in the enterprise data center.
Posted: 03 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Emulex Corporation, Inc.

Architecting a Better Network Storage Solution
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: BlueArc's Titan Architecture is a revolutionary step in file servers with its hardware-based file system. This paper explains the details of the architecture to better understand the unique hardware-accelerated design and the object based file system.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

BlueArc Corp.

Network Appliance and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 Storage Best Practices
sponsored by Arrow Electronics, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical report reviews the best practices for implementing VMware Virtual Infrastructures on Network Appliance fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems.
Posted: 29 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Best Practices: Enterprise SATA Deployment with High Performance and Reliability
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: Across many organizations, the rapid growth of data is outpacing storage budgets. SATA disk based archive storage is the perfect solution. Download this white paper to learn more about disk based archive storage and see if it will work for you.
Posted: 24 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

DataDirect Networks

Scalable Mid-Range Storage Solution
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper the new BlueArc Titan 1100 model is explored. The Titan 1100 enables a more cohesive end-to-end enterprise storage infrastructure strategy when combined with the rest of Titan family of products.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

BlueArc Corp.

True Fabric Interoperability for Today's SANs White Paper
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: Brocade offers a number of fabric interoperability solutions to provide flexible deployment options that help maximize hardware investments. This paper describes the various approaches Brocade is taking toward interoperability.
Posted: 16 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Brocade

S2A Nearline SATA Solution
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a solution that can balance your data and storage requirements in terms of reliability, accessibility, performance and costs? Download this white paper to learn how you can make your storage infrastructure more efficient and less expensive tod
Posted: 19 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

DataDirect Networks

Data Center Storage Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: While the challenges and priorities of managing a data center continue to evolve, one remains constant: the need to do more with less. This white paper outlines eight key trends and challenges that impact data centers now and in the future.
Posted: 10 Apr 2007 | Published: 25 Jan 2007

NetApp

Achieving Enterprise SAN Performance with the Brocade 48000 Director
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how IT organizations can leverage the benefits of this SAN director to maximize performance, flexibility, and data availability in mission-critical environments.
Posted: 13 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Brocade

Improving Business Resilience with Data Replication and Storage Area Network Extension Technology from Hitachi Data Systems and Cisco
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how SAN extension solutions from Hitachi Data Systems and Cisco provide a highly available architecture to guarantee access to data no matter what events befall the organization.
Posted: 05 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Enabling NAS Clusters: The Silicon Storage Appliance
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: Managing a high volume of servers is difficult and time consuming. Imagine scaling as fast as you need without expensive re-architecting. Discover a next-level solution that enables large-scale shared data clusters via an integrated SAN and...
Posted: 16 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

DataDirect Networks
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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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