FCIA


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FCIA

Foreign Credit Insurance Association

A group of insurance companies that, along with the Export-Import Bank, serve as export credit agencies (ECAs), which extend credit to American exporters. They also provide guarantees and insurance for exports. In general, the FCIA provides insurance for lower risk clients, with the ExIm Bank taking those the FCIA cannot insure. Like call ECAs, the FCIA is controversial. Critics allege that they negatively impact international development, as developing countries cannot compete with such insured exports. Proponents of ECAs argue that they enable developing countries to import products they otherwise would not be able to afford.
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This FCIA 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.
The FCIA 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 Chairman, QLogic.
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 Chairman.
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.
The FCIA 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.