The Continued Evolution of Fibre Channel

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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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 this year 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, the pervasive adoption of SSD

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn the new features of Gen 6 Fibre Channel
Provide scenarios of how Fibre Channel is deployed in the datacenter
Discuss how the right network architecture must be implemented to prevent IO from becoming a bottleneck when deploying Flash for tier-1 storage