FCIA SANmark Program Showcased at NAB
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The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) this week announced, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, that the SANmark(TM) Qualification Program will conduct three Small Group Test Periods (SGTP) to develop rigorous conformance test procedures for Fibre Channel device interoperability.
As part of their effort to promote heterogeneous Storage Area Networks (SANs), the SANmark initiative has completed seven SANmark Conformance Documents (SCD), providing standardized test procedures to the Fibre Channel industry. The three test periods have been established to mature operation of the conformance procedures, on more than one test equipment platform.
"Through SANmark, both end users and vendors receive the benefits of proven Fibre Channel technology, necessary for the secure deployment of mission critical storage networking solutions," said Michael Hoard, an FCIA board member. "The SANmark program is an excellent example of the FCIA's continued ability and commitment in driving the application of open standards for the Fibre Channel industry."