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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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Brocade Fabric Vision Expands Fibre Channel Management
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This Technology Validation Report explores the features and functionality that Fabric Vision provides, based on hands-on experience in DeepStorage Labs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Brocade

Comparing Enterprise Storage Networking Options FC vs FCoE Lab Validation
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives research results of testing of Fibre Channel connectivity between blade servers and solid-state storage compared to using Fibre Channel over Ethernet. This research, from Evaluator Group, looks at performance, ease of use and availability.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Brocade

Customer Success Story Video: Rackspace
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: This video shows how Rackspace leveraged Brocade Gen 5 Fibre channel to increase their SAN capacity and deliver consistent performance to customers despite increased demands.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 12 Feb 2014

Brocade

Next Generation Storage Architectures—Speed Alone Is Not Enough webinar
sponsored by Brocade
WEBCAST: This webcast features George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, as he explores the next generation storage architectures, and focuses on why speed alone is not enough – granular control, visibility, scalability and performance all hold the same weight.
Posted: 28 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 28, 2014

Brocade

Case Study: Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy to drive online growth
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: This Computer Weekly case study, packed with photographs and data, gives the inside story of Tesco's £65 million data centre strategy.
Posted: 21 Nov 2012 | Published: 21 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

E-Guide: Building a Converged Network, Architecture to Consolidate Ethernet, FC
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, from SearchStorage.com, Demartek president Dennis Martin explains how to use data center bridging and converged network adapters to build a converged network architecture. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 15 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Dell Networking S5000: The Building Blocks of Unified Fabric and LAN/SAN Convergence
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.

Commonwealth Legal
sponsored by NetApp
CASE STUDY: This one page white paper outlines how a legal services provider deployed a dual-controller storage system designed for disaster recovery hosted applications on VMware that leverages deduplication for optimal storage efficiency and cost savings.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

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

Handbook: Converged network, storage and compute infrastructure: Are we there yet?
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn how you can make a converged network infrastructure a reality and achieve top efficiency.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

SearchNetworking.com

E-Guide: Unified Storage Approaches
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines why multiprotocol systems are seeing increased adoption and reports on the main reasons for and benefits of implementation. Learn about two methods for architecting unified storage and obtain expert perspectives on how it differs from converged and integrated systems.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc.

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

Choosing the Best Virtual Server Storage: A Tutorial
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: If you're a small to medium-sized business, you need your storage platform to be manageable by a small IT staff and fit within your budget. This expert E-Guide provides a detailed tutorial to help you navigate the virtual storage marketplace and select the best architecture for you.
Posted: 23 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

Tech Guide: Desktop Virtualization and the Network
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Discover the impact desktop virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure have on your network.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc.

Storage Magazine Online: December 2012 – 6 Hot Storage Technologies for 2013
sponsored by Dell and VMware
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.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2012

Dell and VMware

Storage Magazine Online: December 2012 – 6 Hot Storage Technologies for 2013
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
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.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2012

SearchStorage.com

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

Ready Your Network Infrastructure for the Cloud
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Discover how one company optimized and modernized their data center network infrastructure to enable more efficient use of available resources and also ready the company for new technologies such as virtualization, the cloud, and FCoE.
Posted: 24 May 2012 | Published: 24 May 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Latest Data Storage Networking Infrastructure Trends
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: IT shops looking to consolidate their data centers and virtualize servers have to weigh the latest storage networking technology developments as they plot any infrastructure upgrade. This SearchStorage.com E-Guide explores the current state of data storage networking infrastructure before you make an upgrade.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Managing the Information that Drives the Enterprise Storage: Focus on Storage for Virtual Machines
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: Virtualization puts new demands on storage, so whether you opt for FC, iSCSI or NAS, storage will be a key factor for your virtual environment. Read this e-book for expert tips and suggestions on managing storage for virtual servers and virtual desktops including, ten things to know about storage for VMs and choosing NAS for virtual machines.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

E-Guide: 10 Gb Ethernet: Evaluating When and Why to Upgrade
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com, learn more about upgrading to 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and also uncover many of the common misconceptions regarding this technology.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc.

Get the Straight Story on Ethernet Fabrics
sponsored by Brocade
VIDEO: Every new IT technology offers many opportunities, but also brings along its own challenges. Access this brief video to discover why Ethernet is no different, and why you must adapt and learn the ins and outs of the technology before gaining the benefits.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Premiered: 06 Sep 2011

Brocade

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.

Next Generation Network Management Techniques
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EZINE: The February edition of the Network Evolution E-zine explore the latest advances in DevOps and uncover what you need to know for working within the movement. Also read several other featured articles!
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

5 Steps to Understanding Cloud Computing Networks
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This guide discusses the two missions of cloud computing networks, as well as how to accomplish these goals. Also included are five requirements for successful cloud computing networks.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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