The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is an international mutual benefit nonprofit organization of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals, and end users. The FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications in the mass storage and IT-based arenas. FCIA working groups and committees focus on specific aspects of the technology, targeting both vertical and horizontal markets, including data storage, video, networking, and storage area network (SAN) management.
NetApp is a Sponsor Member of the FCIA, with a representative on the FCIA Governing Board. In addition, NetApp chairs the FCIA Marketing Committee, and is represented on the FCIA-SNIA Alliance Steering Committee.
NetApp is also an active participant in the development and marketing of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standard. When complete, this new standard promises to have a significant impact on customer data centers, enabling the I/O consolidation of Fibre Channel and Ethernet traffic onto a common Ethernet fabric. NetApp is in a unique position through its unified, multi-protocol architecture to deliver the promise of network unification through Ethernet storage, enable the consolidation of multiple transport protocols into a single infrastructure, and continue to enhance traditional FC storage investments.
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