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Publication Date Title Highlights
 zdnet-logo-300dpi-4x33 10/13/15 Want to go flash? Will that be PCIe, fabric connected, all-flash, hybrid, or all of the above?  “…Appliance interface options for physical connections typically include Fibre Channel,InfiniBand, and Ethernet. “For physical connections SAN block-oriented connections, Fibre Channel Protocol over Fibre Channel, SCSI Remote Protocol (SRP) over InfiniBand, iSCSI over Ethernet and recently ATA over Ethernet (AoE) are popular options,” said SSN…”
techtarget-2010-logo-s 9/4/15

Fibre Channel storage alive and kicking

“…FC switch revenue grew, from $1.8 to $1.9 billion, from 2013 to 2014, despite the FC switch port decline from 5.9 to 5.8 million, according to Crehan. He said users moved to 16 Gigabit per second (Gbps) FC technology, and the newer switches carried a relatively small price premium over the older 8 Gbps FC.”
 download  7/23/15 Simplify the process and cut the cost of data migration and data acceleration  “…recommendations for achieving the greatest chance of success with a project is to have a dedicated internal competency center or team specializing in data migration. Even with that, success is not guaranteed…”
THE journal 7/9/15

Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in Q1 Sales

“Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC. The big winner among the top five storage companies was HP, which grew its business by 19 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 1Q2014.”
Untitled 6/25/15

The Value of an End to End 16Gbps FICON Architecture Z13-IBM b-type FICON SAN-DS8870

“…IBM b-type networking with Gen 5 Fibre Channel provide up to 99.9999 availability, High I/O support for mainframe workloads, and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel enabling “z Synergy features” on the DS8870…”
DotHillLogo 6/23/15 Dot Hill Brings Break-Through Innovation and Enterprise-Level Features and Functionality to Storage Arrays for under $10,000  “Dot Hill AssuredSAN 3004 storage systems are available with multiple host interface options including Dot Hill’s unique, flexible 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI converged interface as well as a new two-port 12Gb SAS interface option.”
Untitled 6/15/15 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is Alive and Kicking! “We believe Fibre Channel will continue to exist, and it is not about FC or FCoE: it is about providing customer choices for their specific infrastructure needs.”
TechTarget 6/15/15 Adding flash to your virtualized data center Fibre channel environments implementing a shared flash system should strongly consider 16 gigabit (Gb) bandwidth, which became available in 2014.”
The_Register_r 6/1/15 Where’s the best place for your infrastructure bottleneck? “…with the exception of Fibre Channel – which we have all found daunting at first but changed our minds once we have played with it a bit – there is nothing I mentioned that most infrastructure engineers find particularly difficult…”
plat_logo_small1 5/28/15 Avago-Broadcom To Take On Intel In The Datacenter “…This February, Avago ponied up $609 million in cash to buy Emulex, which makes Fibre Channel and Ethernet adapter cards. Emulex had an annual ….”
zdnet-logo-300dpi-4x33 5/21/15 Cisco rolls out storage networking gear, updates “…Cisco’s MDS 9396S Fabric Switch adds to the company’s 16GB Fibre Channel switch lineup. It includes a 96-port high-density 16GB line rate and is designed for SMBs as well as enterprises. The switch will be available in June. “
infotech 5/21//15 Huawei Introduces Cloud Fabric 3.0 Architecture “…It centrally deploys fiber channel (FC) protocol stacks on Huawei’s Agile Controller, implementing unified control and management of storage networks. In addition, the SDSN eliminates the drawback of a limited number of traditional FC storage network nodes (less than 239), which significantly improves network capacity.”
storage asia 5/21/15 “One of the world’s leading air cargo terminal operators, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl), has deployed next-generation Brocade Fibre Channel storage networking switching solutions to support enhanced 24x7x365 data center operations over the next five years.”
 The_Register_r  5/19/15 Nutanix CEO nixes Cisco buy rumours, swears allegiance to Michael Dell “…Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has not destroyed the physical Fibre Channel market…”
dck_logo_new 5/8/15

Brocade Storage Networking Built for XtremIO All-Flash Arrays

“…its Fibre Channel and IP-based storage networking technologies will be used by EMC in customer solutions based on the new XtremIO 4.0 all-flash storage arrays that EMC unveiled on Monday…”