DUBAI: The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) announced Gen 6 Fibre Channel, representing the industry’s fastest industry standard networking protocol that from its barrio facilitates storage area networks (SANs) of up to 128GFC and comprises a variety of features that further improve network reliability, energy efficiency, and operational simplicity.
Gen 6 Fibre Channel is the next generation of Fibre Channel designed to address performance, reliability, and scalability requirements for hyper-scale virtualization, SSD storage technology, and novel data center architectures. Solutions are anticipated to be broadly available in Fiscal 2016.
“Businesses continue to invest in Fibre Channel to power their most mission- and business-critical environment, alleged Ashish Nadkarni, research director, Storage Systems and Software, IDC.
Volumnising further that – “The continued evolution of the Fibre Channel standard is important for supporting the huge global installed base, which continues to grow at a steady pace. With the development of Gen 6 Fibre Channel, enterprises should feel confident that their Fibre Channel investments are secure and that continued innovation from the vendor community will further optimize performance, security, reliability and operational simplicity to better optimize both flash and traditional storage infrastructures.”
Gen 6 doubles the 16GFC data throughput of 3,200 megabytes-per-second (MBps) to 32GFC, which enables 6,400 MBps full-duplex speeds. Gen 6 also makes available an option to increase fourfold 32 GFC to 128GFC throughput, in so doing achieving full-duplex speeds of 25,600 MBps, based upon the seamless inter- and backward-compatibility of Fibre Channel technology.