Fibre Channel Featured Articles

Brocade Debuts 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
May 3, 2011 -- Fibre Channel gets faster with new backbone switch.
Quantum, EMC Brand Leaders in Latest Survey
March 25, 2011 -- IT Brand Pulse rates EMS as the unified storage brand leader in March.
Coraid adds virtualization to Ethernet SANs
March 1, 2011 -- Virtualization appliances include logical volume management, synchronous mirroring, snapshots and cloning.
Dataram ships HA SAN accelerators
February 28, 2011 -- High-availability versions of XcelaSAN accelerators combine DRAM and flash.
Emulex ships 10GbE CNAs to the channel
February 1, 2011 -- Converged network adapters (CNAs) support 10GbE, iSCSI and FCoE.
DataCore targets virtual environments
January 31, 2011 -- Virtualization software creates a shared storage SAN for virtual servers and desktops.
Intel offers free FCoE upgrade
January 27, 2011 -- Software is aimed at accelerating adoption of Fibre Channel over Ethernet and unified networking.
Survey reveals users' IT, storage priorities
January 27, 2011 -- The #1 priority is technology refreshes, including SAN storage and server refreshes.
EMC announces 41 new products
January 18, 2011 -- Headliner is VNX unified storage line, which unites Clariion and Celerra  
Whamcloud readies new Lustre distribution
January 16, 2011 -- 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
January 12, 2011 -- NetApp plans to roll Akorri's BalancePoint software into the NetApp OnCommand management suite.
Unified storage: Case studies
December 9, 2010 -- 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
December 3, 2010 -- Unified storage combines block-based and file-based storage in the same system with common management.
Storage highlights from Supercomputing 2010
November 18, 2010 -- New products from Voltaire, Chelsio, Virident, Terascala, NextIO, BlueArc and Penguin Computing.
Brocade's 10GbE switches support TRILL, FCoE
November 16, 2010 -- TRILL protocol eliminates the need for the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).
16GFC standard doubles Fibre Channel speed
November 15, 2010 -- 16GFC doubles Fibre Channel's speed to 16Gbps. Products are expected next year.
Emulex announces KMIP-compliant encryption
October 27, 2010 -- Encryption is compatible with the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard.
OpenBench Labs Review: Xiotech array with Hyper-V
October 12, 2010 -- Testing a Xiotech array supporting VDI, with Hyper-V supporting VMs running Citrix.
QLogic announces 10GbE NICs, CNAs
October 7, 2010 -- Converged network adapters support IP/Ethernet, iSCSI and FCoE concurrently, with full hardware offload.
Dell expands CNA/HBA reseller deal with Brocade
October 6, 2010 -- Products include dual-port 10GbE CNAs and 8Gbps Fibre Channel HBAs.
Adoption of FCoE slower than expected
September 17, 2010 -- Earlier predictions pegged late 2010 for widespread adoption of FCoE, but that has yet to materialize.
Brocade integrates IP, FC, FCoE management tools
September 16, 2010 -- Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) will combine Brocade's DCFM and INM management platforms.
Fabric convergence: Changing the nature of fabric attach
July 9, 2010 -- 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
July 2, 2010 -- 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
June 30, 2010 -- 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.