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The issue today is that all the FC stuff is still SCSI protocol. Once the SANs and IBM i can do NVMe direct over the Fiber Channel then stand back, that 8Gb Port is gonna get crushed! (Assuming you have the I/O need of course!)

But I agree that at this time 16G is the sweet spot for most in cost and performance.
- L

On 5/13/2022 10:53 AM, Jim Oberholtzer wrote:
On that note, we rarely see an 8Gb port overrun, but have never seen a 32Gb
even get to 20%. It seems 16Gb is the sweet spot at this point and pricing
that is not too outrageous......

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On Fri, May 13, 2022 at 9:39 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Oh, and our network equipment is approaching EOL and this would be a good
time to upgrade that to support faster FC speeds.

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