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Computer Busses by William Buchanan

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12

Fibre Channel

12.1 Introduction

The increase in demand for bandwidth requires faster server-to-storage and server-to-server networking. This is mainly due to the increase in client/server applications. Fibre Channel is one solution to this, as it is a highly reliable technology which operates at gigabit speeds. It interconnects well with other technologies, especially SCSI and TCP/IP. The main applications have been in switches, hubs, storage systems, storage devices and adapters. The term fibre is a generic term which can indicate either optical or a copper cable

Its development started in 1988 and ANSI standard approval in 1994. It has the following advantages:

 Cost-effective channel - it is a cost-effective for storage and networks.

 Reliable ...

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