For years, Fibre Channel has been marginalized as the industry’s focused has turned to newer technologies such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet and IP-based storage networks. But Fibre Channel is very much alive and starting to grow again. The main catalyst for its continued use and relevance is the growth of cost-effective flash-based storage coupled with the availability of: 32 Gb Gen6 transceivers; 32 Gb Fibre Channel; 128 Gb Fibre Channel and other technologies; and higher capability multimode optical fiber cabling infrastructure. Read more.

This article, written by Robert Reid of Panduit, appeared in the Dec/Jan issue of ICT Today.