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Fibre Channel News

32Gb FC is actually 27Gb FC. Yes it’s true.

32Gb FC is actually 27Gb FC. Yes it’s true.

| October 14, 2017 | Reply

The network technology named “10GbE” means throughput is 10Gb/s, and if you’re like most people, you would naturally believe the network called “32GFC,” means throughput is 32Gb/s. The reality is the name matches the speed for Ethernet, but surprisingly not for Fibre Channel. The speed of the network is significantly less than the names for each generation of Fibre […]

Technavio’s Top Three Trends to Impact the Fibre Channel Adapter Market

Technavio’s Top Three Trends to Impact the Fibre Channel Adapter Market

| October 14, 2017 | Reply

Technavio’s latest report on the global fiber channel adapter market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. The global fiber channel adapter market is expected to grow at […]

Gen 6 Fibre Channel helps support flash, but lacks adoption

Gen 6 Fibre Channel helps support flash, but lacks adoption

| October 14, 2017 | Reply

In this article by Scott Lowe, he write, “Sixth generation Fibre Channel has the potential to solve fabric-level bottlenecks, but companies tend to choose Ethernet because it has evolved more rapidly.” Read the full article at TechTarget.

NVMe over Fibre Channel over Dummies

NVMe over Fibre Channel over Dummies

| October 14, 2017 | Reply

If you would like to learn about NVMe and NVMe over Fibre Channel with a publication that is quick and easy to read, download this PDF.

Cisco goes 32 gigging with Fibre Channel and NVMe

Cisco goes 32 gigging with Fibre Channel and NVMe

| October 14, 2017 | Reply

“Networking titan Cisco is adding both NVMe over Fibre Channel and 32Gbit/s Fibre Channel speed to its MDS Director and UCS C-Series server products,” write Chris Mellor of the Register. Read full article.

FTC Worries that Broadcom’s Purchase of Brocade Creates a Fibre Channel Switch Monopoly

FTC Worries that Broadcom’s Purchase of Brocade Creates a Fibre Channel Switch Monopoly

| October 14, 2017 | Reply

According to Linda Hardesty,  “The Federal Trade Commission will likely approve Broadcom’s $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade, but with conditions to prevent “anticompetitive effects.” The FTC is concerned that once Broadcom owns Brocade’s fibre channel switches, it will essentially have a monopoly on the market that provides the ASICS for those types of switches.” Read the full article.