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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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Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
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Casio Builds High-Availablity Storage With Software and Commodity Servers
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The State of Storage Network Architecture
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Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

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IBM FlashSystem with Brocade Gen5 SAN
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VIDEO: Take 2 minutes out of your day to watch this video and learn how coupling micro-latency technology with Fibre Channel technology will empower your apps to work faster and scale further.
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IBM

Canucks Sports & Entertainment wins at the storage expansion game
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Case Study: Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy to drive online growth
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The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits of I/O consolidation on Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
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E-Guide: Building a Converged Network, Architecture to Consolidate Ethernet, FC
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How to Handle the Growing Number of Traffic Types in your Data Center
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Commonwealth Legal
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Unified Visibility Fabric Architecture – A New Approach to Visibility
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Converged network, storage and compute infrastructure: Are we there yet?
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E-Guide: Unified Storage Approaches
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Dell, Inc.

The Value of Shared SSDs in Enterprise Computing
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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.
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QLogic Corporation

Choosing the Best Virtual Server Storage: A Tutorial
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Tech Guide: Desktop Virtualization and the Network
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Storage Magazine Online: December 2012 – 6 Hot Storage Technologies for 2013
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Dell and VMware

Storage Magazine Online: December 2012 – 6 Hot Storage Technologies for 2013
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EZINE: Our final issue of Storage Magazine Online in 2012 features one of our most popular annual columns: Hot Technologies for Next Year. Explore this month’s cover story, in which our team of editors team up to tell you the six technologies to watch in 2013 - and why they should be on your radar if they’re not already.
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SearchStorage.com

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Cisco Systems, Inc.

Managing the Information that Drives the Enterprise Storage: Focus on Storage for Virtual Machines
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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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