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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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Chapter 4. Introduction to Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks

This chapter is an introduction to storage area networks (SANs) in general and Fibre[1] Channel (FC) storage area networks in particular. Although storage area networks can and will be built with technology other than Fibre Channel, the vast majority of storage area networks are and will continue to be Fibre Channel based for quite some time. Accordingly, this chapter describes Fibre Channel in detail. Storage area networks based on other technologies, such as iSCSI, are discussed in Chapter 8.

[1] The spelling was changed from Fiber to Fibre in an attempt to denote the fact that Fibre Channel can operate over copper as well as optical (particularly fiber-optic) media.

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