(flax, hemp, jute, ramie, kenaf, abaca)
The final step was to move to a full Fibre
Channel implementation, whereby the RAID controller had a Fibre
Channel interface to the outside Fibre
Channel infrastructure and an internal interface to Fibre
Channel disk drives.
Table 2: India: production of man-made fibres
Until recently, the cost of RAID controllers with fibre
interfaces to server and to the disks was prohibitive for most NT environments.
The message they want to deliver is that Fibre
is here, that it works, and that real, working implementations are available.
The "online doping" capability is proving important for fibre
quality as well: DND fibres
show superior resistance to photodarkening due to excellent material composition controllability.
The basic management challenge stems from the fact that Fibre
Channel SANs utilize a complex network for interconnecting storage devices and server systems.
The next-generation of Fibre
Channel technology will serve the growing need for high-bandwidth applications such as real-time transactional processing to a large number of clients in the enterprise as well as areas such as high-definition video streaming," said Gordy Lutz, Seagate senior product marketing manager, and member of the Fibre
Channel Industry Assocation (FCIA) Board of Directors.
The modular design of SANbloc enables customers to quickly and seamlessly upgrade to the benefits of 2Gb Fibre
Channel without the costs and time required with a forklift upgrade.
Channel SANS, Shomiti's Fiber Tap IL/8 provides unique capabilities to deploy distributed SAN monitoring and measurement systems, such as Finisar's new SAN QoS.
Interoperability between 2Gb and 1Gb Fibre
Channel products is facilitated by open industry standards such as those developed by the American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) T11 committee and voluntary certification by the SANmark program run under the auspices of the Fibre
Channel Industry Association (FCIA).
After the SAN is set up and its parameters defined, EZ Fibre
continues its "value-add" mission by facilitating dynamic LUN-level zoning/mapping and system diagnostics.
Today, the company operates a nationwide optical fibre
network in Germany that extends 4,000 kilometers and connects 22 cities.
More efficient tape backup/restore environments are one of the driving forces behind so many companies migrating to Fibre
Channel SAN implementations.
Meanwhile, the 2nd Wood Fibre
Polymer Composites Conference last March in Bordeaux, France, focused on construction applications, new process technologies, and advanced performance standards.