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Fibre Channel Featured Articles

Brocade Debuts 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel gets faster with new backbone switch.
Quantum, EMC Brand Leaders in Latest Survey
IT Brand Pulse rates EMS as the unified storage brand leader in March.
Coraid adds virtualization to Ethernet SANs
Virtualization appliances include logical volume management, synchronous mirroring, snapshots and cloning.
Dataram ships HA SAN accelerators
High-availability versions of XcelaSAN accelerators combine DRAM and flash.
Emulex ships 10GbE CNAs to the channel
Converged network adapters (CNAs) support 10GbE, iSCSI and FCoE.
DataCore targets virtual environments
Virtualization software creates a shared storage SAN for virtual servers and desktops.
Intel offers free FCoE upgrade
Software is aimed at accelerating adoption of Fibre Channel over Ethernet and unified networking.
Survey reveals users' IT, storage priorities
The #1 priority is technology refreshes, including SAN storage and server refreshes.
EMC announces 41 new products
Headliner is VNX unified storage line, which unites Clariion and Celerra  
Whamcloud readies new Lustre distribution
The community distribution of Lustre will be built using the upcoming Lustre 2.1 release, and is expected this summer.
NetApp to acquire Akorri Networks
NetApp plans to roll Akorri's BalancePoint software into the NetApp OnCommand management suite.
Unified storage: Case studies
Unified storage has been gaining traction recently as end users put different workloads on a single storage platform.
The state of unified (block and file) storage
Unified storage combines block-based and file-based storage in the same system with common management.
Storage highlights from Supercomputing 2010
New products from Voltaire, Chelsio, Virident, Terascala, NextIO, BlueArc and Penguin Computing.
Brocade's 10GbE switches support TRILL, FCoE
TRILL protocol eliminates the need for the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
16GFC standard doubles Fibre Channel speed
16GFC doubles Fibre Channel's speed to 16Gbps. Products are expected next year.
Emulex announces KMIP-compliant encryption
Encryption is compatible with the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard.
OpenBench Labs Review: Xiotech array with Hyper-V
Testing a Xiotech array supporting VDI, with Hyper-V supporting VMs running Citrix.
QLogic announces 10GbE NICs, CNAs
Converged network adapters support IP/Ethernet, iSCSI and FCoE concurrently, with full hardware offload.
Dell expands CNA/HBA reseller deal with Brocade
Products include dual-port 10GbE CNAs and 8Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs.
Adoption of FCoE slower than expected
Earlier predictions pegged late 2010 for widespread adoption of FCoE, but that has yet to materialize.
Brocade integrates IP, FC, FCoE management tools
Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) will combine Brocade's DCFM and INM management platforms.
Fabric convergence: Changing the nature of fabric attach
Converged fabrics will address the challenging demands of the consolidated, virtualized data center, for which legacy networks are a mismatch.
EMC upgrades Ionix change management software
EMC has enhanced its Ionix Storage Configuration Advisor (SCA) software with added support for mixed storage networking environments and new compliance features.
Cisco ships FabricPath software for NX-OS
Cisco today began offering new hardware and software features and products for the NX-OS operating system that, when combined, bring the scalability and performance of layer 3 networks to the layer 2 world.