• Fibre Channel SAN drops in buying intention survey; iSCSI SANs make gains

    FC SAN loses the title of top overall storage platform choice in our Purchasing Intentions survey, yet it still leads in the server virtualization space. iSCSI SANs, meanwhile, continue to make gains.

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  • Would you replace a Fibre Channel adapter with a smart PCIe switch like the Avago PEX9700?

    Sonia Lelii2,125 pointsBadges:
  • Unified storage systems cut costs and management pain for UK users

    Unified storage systems combine support for Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS and CIFS protocols in the same hardware to cut down cost and management overheads for UK users.

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  • Fibre Channel HBA hardware specifications

    A host bus adapter (HBA) provides an interface that interconnects servers, switches and storage devices on a fabric. But the selection of an HBA goes far beyond its installation and physical connectivity. Today's HBAs support vastly improved intelligence and data handling capabilities, often...

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  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel host bus adapters in PCs

    Installing HBAs to connect a desktop system to a SAN doesn't always go smoothly. This tip will help you get the HBA working in short order.

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  • Fibre Channel HBA products require serious purchase consideration

    An HBA provides an interface that interconnects servers, switches and storage devices on the fabric. Servers typically employ HBA cards that are inserted into PCI-X or PCIe motherboard expansion slots. The expansion card approach offers a modicum of expandability and a simplified upgrade path. That...

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  • Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel

    Virtual Fibre Channel is a feature in Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 that lets virtual machines (VMs) connect directly to Fibre Channel (FC)-based storage by using a standard World Wide Name (WWN) associated with a VM.

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  • Taming HBAs

    Installing, configuring and maintaining Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) is the bane of many SAN administrators. Thankfully, these new cards offer better management tools.

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  • Nimble Storage array adds FC support for enterprises

    Nimble Storage announced this week that it has added Fibre Channel versions of all if its SAN arrays, which previously were iSCSI-only.

    Dave Raffo5,515 pointsBadges:
  • Brocade Communications Systems Inc. 6510 SAN Switch

    The Brocade 6510 SAN Switch has industry-first 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) support, flexible port configuration and full-duplex 768 Gbps aggregate port throughput.

    ITKE357,260 pointsBadges:

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