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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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Network Infrastructure Management: Best Practices
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the management of a unified, network and storage fabric and who controls FCoE switches and adapters.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

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Can Your WLAN Keep Up With The Tablet Explosion?
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EZINE: The Network Evolution predicted 2011 would be a breakout year for networking. See how far users have come in implementing innovative technology or in making traditional methods work well for them.
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Cisco Systems, Inc.

Server Virtualization: Expert Overview of Costs, Trends and More
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EGUIDE: Understanding the costs and trends associated with server virtualization is very important, as well as understanding the role of virtual platforms for your business.
Posted: 30 Nov 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2011

DellEMC and Intel®

Virtualization Management and Standardizing The Delivery of VMs
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This expert presentation transcript describes one organization's approach to virtualization management, its primary drivers, and key components. Discover your various options for reclaiming resources and explore the benefits of standardizing around the delivery of VMs.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

eGuide: Health care network availability can be a matter of life or death
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EGUIDE: Patient care is heavily dependent on not only an up-to-date storage infrastructure, but an environment that will allow for fast and easy data exchange between healthcare providers. In this e-guide, you will be introduced to available options in the networking/storage space and how they might be the right fit for your organization.
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Belden

Selecting Storage in a Virtual Data Center
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EBOOK: With Fibre Channel, iSCSI and even prepackaged storage-plus-SAN solutions available, figuring out which makes sense for your particular environment can be tricky. Learn provisioning tactics that can help organizations make the most of their storage.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

Presentation Transcript: Three Most Important Enhancements to VMware Site Recovery Manager
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript of an interview with disaster recovery expert Ray Lucchesi to learn what's new and exciting, including shared recovery site capability, clustering, and the future of region-wide disaster recovery.
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Dell Compellent

Presentation Transcript: NFS for Virtual Servers
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this interview transcript, VMware expert Eric Siebert discusses the best way to use NFS for virtual server environments. Discover the benefits and complications that can arise when implementing network-attached storage (NAS) in your virtual server platform and more.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

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Storage Manufacturer Virtualizes Data Center Applications
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CASE STUDY: This case study reveals common barriers to virtualization adoption. Find out how to choose an effective switch so you can reduce network costs, enable scalability, and more.
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Transforming the Learning Society in Hong Kong
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CASE STUDY: This case study describes the approach one company implemented to deploy, monitor, and maintain a growing number of physical servers. Learn how it addressed their top business challenges and find out what efficiency and flexibility benefits they were able to realize.
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The Journey to Unified Computing
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Posted: 02 Jun 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

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E-Guide: Improve your performance and avoid bottlenecks in your storage networks
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Intel® Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel® Platforms: NetApp* Unified Networking and Storage: 10GbE FCoE and iSCSI
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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.
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Intel

Avoiding SAN Performance Problems
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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)
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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

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IBM Upgrades SVC with Solid State Drives - Achieves Better Storage Utilization
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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.
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Brocade FCoE Solutions for I/O Convergence
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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.
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Brocade

Data Center Bridging: Extending Network Standards
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TECHNICAL ARTICLE: In this technical brief we provide an overview of the reasons Data Center Bridging (DCB) is being developed and how it can improve networking in the data center for applications, servers, and storage.
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DellEMC and Intel®

Solid State Drive Applications in Storage and Embedded Systems
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10 Gigabit Ethernet: Unifying iSCSI and Fibre Channel in a Single Network Fabric
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DellEMC and Intel®

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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.
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This Presentation Transcript breaks down the truth about clustered storage and answers some of the most important questions surrounding the subject. Find out more today.
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