Fibre Channel products and technology
In this chapter, we describe several of the most common Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) products and technologies. For a description of the IBM products that are in the IBM System Storage portfolio, see Chapter 12, “IBM Fibre Channel storage area network product portfolio” on page 247.
7.1 The environment
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) defines the meaning of SAN, Fibre Channel, and storage:
•Storage area network (SAN)
A network whose primary purpose is the transfer of data between ...