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Brocade Storage Switches Buying Guide

As part of Brocade's mission to offer the best and fastest storage networking environments, it now offers a wide range of 16 Gbps Fibre Channel products without overlooking Ethernet.
Tags : Brocade, Buying Guide, FCoE, fibre channel, EtherNet, storage switch, SAN Fabric, FCoE Storage

Open FCoE Goes Virtual

Fibre Channel over Ethernet isn't just about physical wires and ports.
Tags : Intel, FCoE, fibre channel, FCoE Storage

Solid State Disk Market Heats Up

With the SSD market on the grow, vendors continue to vie for their share of the segment with new products.
Tags : SSD, SAS, fibre channel, solid state disk

The Benefits of 16Gbps Fibre Channel

16GFC is designed for high bandwidth applications and devices, including ISLs, data migration, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), and SSD drives or memory arrays.
Tags : fibre channel, 8Gbps Fibre Channel, 16Gbps Fibre Channel, 16GFC

The Slow Climb Out of Storage Management Hell

Will storage management technologies improve over the next few years? For storage administrators, it’s going to be a slow journey out of storage management Hell, according to Henry Newman.
Tags : network management, storage management, fibre channel, EtherNet

Dell to Resell Brocade 10GbE CNAs, 8Gbps HBAs

Brocade and Dell are tightening ties to bring 10GbE and 8Gbps FC adapters to virtualized data centers.
Tags : Dell, Brocade, 10GbE, fibre channel, Converged Network Adapter

Oracle Adds Data Deduplication to Sun 7000 Storage Array

Enhancements to the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System include support for Fibre Channel and data deduplication.
Tags : Oracle, fibre channel, storage array, data deduplication

Dell to Integrate Scalent into Infrastructure Manager Solution

Dell plans to acquire Scalent, a company that provides data center infrastructure software.
Tags : data storage, fibre channel, data center infrastructure

Fiber Channel Storage Networking Post Mixed Markets

The Fiber Channel Storage Networking market posted mixed sequential results with increased Fiber Channel switch revenues and lower Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter revenues.
Tags : Storage Area Networking, storage networking, fibre channel

Storage Networking: Upgrading to 8 Gbps Fiber Channel

The transition to 8 Gbps Fiber Channel hardware in storage-area networks (SANs) is well underway.
Tags : storage networking, SAN, fibre channel

ATTO to Demo Storage Networking Adapters

The company plans to show Fibre Channel and iSCSI storage networking and infrastructure solutions at EMC World this week.
Tags : storage networking, iSCSI, fibre channel, storage adapter

PCIe 3.0 Specification Coming Soon

The PCI Express 3.0 specification will finally be released in the third quarter, but don't expect products for another year or so.
Tags : storage networking, SAS, fibre channel, virtual I/O, PCIe

Improve Data Center Efficiency with I/O Convergence.

Server virtualization, LAN and SAN traffic consolidation, and increased application migration will continue to drive the need for increased I/O bandwidth within the data center.
Tags : storage networking, fibre channel, 10Gbps Ethernet

Tape Storage, Fibre Channel and Technology Innovation

The effect of the evolution of Ethernet on the data storage market offers a case study in the causes of technology market disruption and innovation.
Tags : deduplication, tape storage, FCoE, 10 GbE, fibre channel

Cisco Unveils Midrange Fibre Channel Switch

Cisco's SAN storage switch rivalry with Brocade moves down market.
Tags : storage networking, Cisco, Storage area network, Brocade, fibre channel

Infinera Metro Edge Receives Brocade Certification

Infinera ATN is a metro-optimized CWDM and DWDM platform.
Tags : SAN, Brocade, fibre channel, Switches, metro edge

EMC, NetApp Strike Storage Networking Deals

QLogic and EMC partner on Fibre Channel switches as Emulex notches an FCoE win with NetApp.
Tags : EMC, storage networking, NetApp, FCoE, fibre channel

Brocade Plunges on Weak Networking Sales

Brocade's Ethernet business weakens as its storage networking business takes off.
Tags : storage networking, Cisco, Brocade, fibre channel, EtherNet

iSCSI: a Popular Storage Networking Option

iSCSI has become a popular storage networking solution for large organizations and SMBs. Will its growth surpass the well-established Fiber Channel SAN solution?
Tags : iSCSI, fibre channel

Cisco Adds Services to Storage Networking

Cisco offers its Fibre Channel SAN customers new services for security, data migration and I/O acceleration.
Tags : storage networking, Cisco, FCoE, fibre channel, storage switches

Brocade: We're Not For Sale

CEO Klayko refutes earlier claims and explains why a combined HP and 3Com is not a threat.
Tags : storage networking, Brocade, mergers and acquisitions, fibre channel, storage switches

Brocade Prepares for 100 Gigabit Ethernet

Anyone wondering whether Ethernet might be the data storage fabric of the future should look no further than Brocade's plans to offer 100GbE next year.
Tags : Cisco, Brocade, FCoE, network convergence, fibre channel

Storage Networking: The Basics

Much has changed since storage networks first appeared — and the biggest changes may be yet to come.
Tags : storage networking, NAS, iSCSI, FCoE, fibre channel

Cisco Gives SANs, IBM Mainframes a Performance Boost

Are Cisco's latest storage switch innovations enough to reverse market share losses to Brocade?
Tags : IBM, Cisco, Brocade, FCoE, fibre channel

Hitachi Boosts Its Midrange Data Storage Offerings

A big jump in performance and scalability could help boost sales of Hitachi's AMS 2000 product line.
Tags : data storage, Hitachi Data Systems, fibre channel

IBM Says Brocade Deal Not Aimed at Cisco

Big Blue will resell Brocade's Ethernet switches, but claims it's not retaliating against Cisco.
Tags : IBM, networking, Cisco, Brocade, fibre channel

Broadcom Makes Hostile Bid for Emulex

A combination of the two companies would be well positioned for Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Broadcom says.
Tags : data storage, Broadcom, QLogic, fibre channel, EtherNet