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.
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.
The FCIA 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 members.