Plugfest, attended by the industry's major server, storage and networking vendors, provided a unique forum to perform formal interoperability testing under the FCIA
and UNH," said Steve Jones, chairman of FCIA
The program is open to members and non-members of the FCIA
organization, and is intended to benefit the entire storage networking industry at large.
As more products are released supporting 16 GFC and 10G FCoE, FCIA
sponsored plugfests continue to allow participants to validate interoperability of FC and FCoE products including backward compatibility of FC products at 4GFC and 8GCF to new 16GFC products.
Or, to contact the FCIA
, e-mail at info@fibrechannel.
As a strong supporter of both FCIA
and SNIA, Gadzoox Networks is proud of our involvement in defining the FCIA
SANmark switch interoperability suite, and is committed to supporting the SNIA and FCIA
efforts that endorse and demonstrate standards based frameworks for all solutions.
With support from the FCIA
, FCoE products are becoming available in the marketplace at a rapid pace from all major server, storage and networking companies.
made the right choice in embracing 4Gb as the next performance standard for Fibre Channel fabrics.
As Fibre Channel continues its predominance as the storage network infrastructure interconnect and protocol in the enterprise data center, users are assured by our plugfests that native FC and FCoE products from different vendors will perform as advertised with solid plug-and-play interoperability," said Skip Jones, FCIA
Continued innovation for the Fibre Channel standard is designed to extend its position as industry's most reliable and robust storage networking solution, which is used for today's most mission-critical enterprise applications," said Skip Jones, FCIA
Fok: There is no tension between us, since FCIA
and SNIA are separate subgroups.
Endorsed by the FCIA
, the Plugfest provided a forum where leading Fibre Channel vendors came together to collaborate on their respective FCoE and 16GFC products to ensure both interoperability and configurability between vendors.
is helping extend the Fibre Channel protocol through close cooperation with the T11 standards committee's innovation in multiple areas," said Skip Jones, FCIA
Chairman "Many requirements that are addressed are based on real end user experience and input, leading to the development of new features and enhancements.