Nov 05, 2019
Inside the industry: Fibre Channel Industry Association 2019 Solution Guide
Have you read the Fibre
Channel Industry Association’s Fibre Channel Solution Guide - 2019?
If you haven’t yet, it’s a must-read for anyone who wants a firm grasp of
current connectivity challenges and options and where these will lead to in the
As pointed out
by Storage Switzerland in one of the Guide’s articles, the only technology
pronounced “dead” more frequently than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both
industries are seeing growth. Based on
several reports, Fibre Channel sales grew 10-11 percent last year.
There has to
be a reason for this growth, and you will find those reasons discussed
throughout five articles in the 2019 Solution Guide. The articles provide an
in-depth look at the state of Fibre Channel and how this technology compares to
other storage connectivity technologies. You’ll also find explanations on why Fibre
Channel typically ends up being the solution of choice.
aforementioned Storage Switzerland is an analyst firm that has studied the
industry and they provide the opening article outlining the state of Fibre
Channel in broad terms. The remaining
articles are from industry stalwarts ATTO Technology, Hewlett-Packard
Enterprise, and Marvell Semiconductor, who all dig deeper into specific areas
driving growth in the market.
forces turn out to be the latest technologies and trends in business and
media. NVMe, high-velocity data
analytics, artificial intelligence, virtual architectures and
ultra-high-definition media all require a fast and reliable network connection
that only Fibre Channel can provide at a high level with consistency.
Our own Joseph
Kimpler, Strategic Alliances, ATTO Technology, contributed the article Fibre Channel’s Future is Bright in Media
and Entertainment. As the title
suggests, Kimpler focuses on the media industry. His premise is that the progress of new media
formats like HDR and virtual reality, and higher resolution video is enabled by
“With 48% less
overhead per frame compared with Ethernet, and the ability to handle a 40%
bigger workload without requiring re-transmission or error checking, Fibre
Channel is built specifically for low-latency flash storage. It’s built on
foundational technology with the guarantee data will transmit in order, on time
and without corruption,” Kimpler writes.
The guide is
available on ATTO.com: https://www.atto.com/pdfs/ReferenceGuide-FCIA-Solutions.pdf
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