Of course I want the library that comes with the native Fibre Channel
The FCIA is a nonprofit international organization made up of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals, and end users, all committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel
infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications in the mass storage and IT-based arenas.
is a carefully considered specification with both protocol and addressing flexibility, with Fibre Channel
Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) being the first 8-bit increment in Fibre Channel
The move to 4 Gbit/s Fibre Channel
speeds coincides with the demands by IT professionals for more highly-scalable, versatile, and cost-effective storage systems," said Henry Fabian, Seagate Executive Director, Global Product Marketing.
Moreover, the Fibre Channel
physical interface work at 1GHz has become the basis for all the new high speed serial interfaces, including InfiniBand, Gigabit Ethernet, and Serial ATA.
Customers can upgrade to 2Gb Fibre Channel
with the simple swap of two modules.
This points to the fact that established storage vendors don't want to talk about the huge dissatisfaction with monolithic, expensive, difficult-to-manage Fibre Channel
The plugfest will also include sessions on 10 Gbit/s Fibre Channel
(10GFC) testing which will mainly focus on testing 10GFC fabric switches.
This new market segment for Fibre Channel
broadens the discussion to the low-cost volume server market.
the Fibre Channel
T11 standard defined by the Storage
SANs currently run at 2Gbps with 4Gbps and 10Gb/sec (equivalent to 12Gb/sec) ratified by the industry and coming soon, while iSCSI SANs run at 1Gbps.
The Fibre Channel
standard continues to evolve to accommodate new innovations in computing such as blade architectures, embedded switches, and multi-protocol SANs.