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Articles for the keywords: Fibre Channel
11 Apr 2017 Cisco Launches Next Generation Storage Networking Innovations [62400]
Cisco, April 11th 2017

Cisco MDS Storage Networking Director Now Offer 32Gb, Analytics, Flash Memory Support, and Extended 32Gb Fabric Integration with Cisco UCS

Data stored in global data centers will increase by five-fold to reach 915 Exabyte by 2020, according to the recent Cisco Global Cloud Index. Cisco today announced technology innovations for next-generation storage networking that will help customers access, manage and automate this stored data to better enable digital business goals.

With this announcement, Cisco offers storage networking customers 32Gb fibre channel performance across an integrated MDS storage director and Unified Computing System (UCS) fabric, storage networking analytics, and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) over FC support for flash memory appliances.
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13 Dec 2016 NVMe over fabrics vs Fibre Channel, Ethernet, Infiniband [58919]
ComputerWeekly, December 13th, 2016

"NVMe over fabrics takes the built-for-flash advantages of the PCIe-based protocol, and allows NVMe to be sent via Fibre Channel, Ethernet and Infiniband networks...

We recently looked at NVMe, a PCIe-based protocol that allows computers to communicate with storage in a way optimised for flash storage, with huge increases in input/output (I/O) and throughput possible compared with spinning disk-era SAS and SATA protocols..."
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08 Dec 2016 Queensland Brain Institute To Accelerate Brain Research With Brocade [58814]
The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute First to Deploy Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel Technology in Australia for Storage Networking

Brocade announced that The University of Queensland's QUEENSLAND BRAIN INSTITUTE will become the first organization in Australia to migrate to Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking solutions. BROCADE G620 switches will be deployed to provide the speed and performance the Queensland Brain Institute needs to eliminate data bottlenecks and accelerate research into preventing brain diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer's, motor neuron disease, anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia.

Established in 2003, the Queensland Brain Institute is one of the world's largest dedicated facilities focused on understanding how the brain works and finding ways to prevent diseases.
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02 Nov 2016 Broadcom Limited To Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc.for $5.9 Billion [57587]
Broadcom to retain Brocade's Fibre Channel SAN Switching business and divest Brocade's IP Networking business, including recently acquired Ruckus Wireless

Broadcom Limited (Nasdaq:AVGO) and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRCD) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network ('FC SAN') switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt. Broadcom expects to fund the transaction with new debt financing and cash available on its balance sheet. Broadcom, with the support of Brocade, plans to divest Brocade's IP Networking business, consisting of wireless and campus networking, data center switching and routing, and software networking solutions.
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20 Sep 2016 Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HDS And NetApp Now Shipping Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel Solutions [56425]
Key Finding From Gartner: Fibre Channel Will Remain Protocol of Choice for Next Decade

Brocade announced continued momentum for its GEN 6 FIBRE CHANNEL STORAGE NETWORKING solutions with availability from its key OEM partners, including Dell EMC, Fujitsu and NetApp. This announcement is in addition to Hitachi Data Systems shipping Brocade Gen 6 directors, blade and switch since July, reinforcing Fibre Channel as the protocol of choice for mission-critical enterprise storage.

A June 2016 Gartner report, "The Future of Storage Protocols," states that "storage networking investments are becoming a critical top priority due to the adoption of high-throughput, solid-state and flash storage... Storage performance bottlenecks are moving out of arrays and into the storage network, so Fibre Channel will remain as the data center storage protocol of choice for the next decade."
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