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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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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 DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

Why SAS Matters - Cost Effective Performance with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Technology from Hitachi
sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
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 Vantara

10GbE, Servers, Storage and Virtualization – Interoperability Review and Highlights
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

Dell/EMC CX4 Exchange Performance
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

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 StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) Performance
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

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.

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

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

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
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