Fibre Channel vs. Ethernet – Should You Switch?

Post by Charlie Hodges (thank you)

Depending on which study you read, fibre channel based storage area networks are the topology of choice for somewhere between 40% to 60% of the storage networks in production. The IT professionals that run these networks are besieged with marketing that suggests they abandon their storage networking technology of choice and jump on the Ethernet bandwagon. While Ethernet can certainly make a case for net new installations, does it make sense for organizations with Fibre Channel already embedded into their environment to abandon their investment in favor of an entirely new Ethernet storage networking topology?

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