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.
This 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 Skip Jones, Chairman FICA.
With the entry of 16GFC products into the market place this first 16GFC plugfest provides a great proof point on the robustness and reliability of the proven Fibre Channel technologies," said Skip Jones, chairman FCIA
Fok: There is no tension between us, since FCIA
and SNIA are separate subgroups.
organization consists of 60 companies globally, all of which are leaders in the Fibre Channel industry and continue to provide thought leadership, education and guidance to the growing storage networking market.
Yet it is debatable whether the SNIA or FCIA
can be considered standards bodies.
In this role, Jones will play a major role to help the FCIA
broaden the market for Fibre Channel products by aiding with market development, education, standards monitoring and fostering interoperability among member products.
With that said, several groups are working on standards for Storage Area Networks, including the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA
), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Jiro from Sun Microsystems, and the FibreAlliance, a subset of SNIA and FCIA