The Continued Evolution of Fibre Channel

Presented by

Bill Bolton, SNIA Europe UK Committee (Brocade)

About this talk

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.

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