Fibre Channel (FC) is the storage networking protocol for enterprise data centers, with over 11 million ports deployed. Fibre Channel is purpose-built –and engineered to meet the demands for enterprise data centers that require rock solid reliability, high performance and scalability. It can even transport new storage protocols like NVMe natively.
Flexible and resilient, Fibre Channel frames can be encapsulated in both an IP packet (FCIP) as well as a Layer 2 frame (FCoE) and provide unparalleled performance for storage systems. Even so, many people don’t actually understand how it works. This live webcast will help you understand the basics so that you can make informed decisions yourself.
In this “Foundations” webcast, we’ll answer key questions, such as:
- What is Fibre Channel?
- What makes Fibre Channel so reliable?
- How is Fibre Channel different from other storage protocols?
- What are the best practices for designing Fibre Channel solutions?
- And more
If you’re not familiar with Fibre Channel and want to learn more, or if you are interested in learning about how Fibre Channel is purpose-built for storage and future proofed for next-gen NVMe storage arrays, join us at this live event. Our experts will be available to answer your specific questions on the spot.
Fibre Channel is the most well known dedicated storage networking protocol in use in data centers today, and is considered the gold standard for storage in terms of availability, reliability, and scalability. However, it does require some specific design and planning requirements. For that, storage administrators use the Fibre Channel Speedmap in order to plan.
In this webcast, you will learn how to use the Fibre Channel Speedmap, what the numbers mean, and why its useful:
- Why do storage administrators use the Speedmap?
- What’s the difference between throughput, bandwidth, baud rates, and speed?
- Why does this matter for Fibre Channel and not, say, Ethernet?
This live webcast will be useful for anyone who wants to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to “speeds and feeds,” and make sense of the numbers.
NVMe is one of the most interesting new developments to happen to storage in the past several years, and NVMe over Fabrics extends these capabilities over a Storage Area Network. Given that 80% of all existing Flash storage solutions deployed are interconnected with Fibre Channel (FC), many questions have arisen about what it is, how it works, and why someone might want to consider using Fibre Channel for NVMe-based solutions.
In this technical webinar, we’re going to be addressing some of these fundamental questions:
- How does Fibre Channel and NVMe work together?
- How is NVMe over Fabrics different from “traditional” Fibre Channel?
- What changes do I have to make to my Fibre Channel environment in order to get NVMe over Fabrics to work?
- What would an NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) architecture look like?
- What advantages would I get using Fibre Channel in an NVMe solution?
Check out this live webinar to learn more about this exciting new technology from the people who are developing it.
As a response to the never-ending bandwidth demand, CSPs are constantly enhancing their networks. Fiber brings superior transport capacity and quality compared to the other broadband media and has therefore become commonplace for CSPs.
This is the first in a series of ‘Winning with Fibre’ webinars. Get a comprehensive outlook on the fibre market and learn how it builds a perfect business opportunity for CSPs. You will gain multiple viewpoints of and hands-on experiences on the topic in the course of the series.
In this joint webinar with Comptel, Analysys Mason and GE Energy Connections, we will discuss the following topics:
-Dean Ramsay, Senior Analyst from Analysys Mason, outlines the fiber market and services as well as how it opens great business avenues for CPS
-James Wheatley, Product Line Manager from GE Energy Connections, shares experiences and lessons learnt from the global CSP market relating to the management of the physical fibre network across the entire plan, design, build, operate and maintain lifecycle
-Simon Osborne, CTO of Comptel Service Orchestration, explains the key principles in the service delivery processes with which CSPs can run healthy business both today and in the future
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Fibre Channel has been the ubiquitous connection of choice for connecting storage within the datacenter for over fifteen years. The start of the sixth generation is being celebrated by introducing a staggering leap in performance and new features.
We will discuss why fibre channel holds the enduring popularity it has as well as an in-depth look at the new Gen 6 features and what the future holds. We will discuss how fibre channel fits in with key datacenter initiatives such as Virtualization and the pervasive adoption of SSD.
Deterministic, lossless Fibre Channel SANs remain the prevalent storage network for demanding enterprise applications, high-end virtualized servers and virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). As enterprise databases swell, virtual machine densities increase and virtual desktops multiply, so does the importance of Fibre Channel.
Learn how Software Defined Storage (SDS) takes advantage of ultra-fast, low-latency Fibre Channel SANs to help solve performance and availability challenges for these mission-critical, Tier-1 workloads.
4 Key Learning Objectives:
• Speed up Tier-1 applications using SDS and Fibre Channel to pool and cache existing storage and flash
• Attain high availability in both campus and metro clusters with redundant Fibre Channel SANs
• Optimize your storage network through Fibre Channel innovations
• Future-proof your storage investments by bridging Fibre Channel across diverse disk interfaces
Server CPU performance is scaling exponentially and will do so for the foreseeable future. During the same period, however, the throughput and bandwidth performance of enterprise-class 15K RPM SAS drives has essentially remained flat, creating a storage performance gap, a key motivator for deploying solid state storage to alleviate I/O bottlenecks.
Join this webinar and learn how to accelerate application performance and optimize your end-to-end storage fabric by deploying a best of breed solution from EMC, Emulex and Brocade.
Allison Nolan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Flash Products Division, EMC
John Cedillo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Emulex
Scott Shimomura, Director, Data Center Product Marketing, Brocade
More enterprise businesses are capitalizing on the benefits of moving their data centre functions to private and hybrid cloud hosting facilities that provide cost effective scaling of physical infrastructure. Whereas numerous solutions to automate and remotely manage data centre power and cooling functions exist, fibre connectivity is still manually managed today. Automated Fibre Management (AFM) is a new technology designed specifically to automate, switch and manage fibre infrastructure. This webinar will discuss how AFM technology allows a data centre owner to remotely provision, troubleshoot and manage his fibre infrastructure, thus eliminating cost of downtime, reducing operational costs and removing barriers to cost effective scaling of data centre infrastructure.Read more >
Fibre Channel (FC) has come a long way since its introduction to provide a networking solution that would provide the efficiency and speed necessary for storage to be networked and shared across multiple hosts. However, recently some have begun to question whether FC still has relevancy. The answer is a simple and definitive yes! It is all about the right technology for the job. Come and hear Ben Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix, describe why Fibre Channel is the right tool for your job.Read more >