Fibre channel technology was invented to turn a bold thought into reality. The designers believed that the distinction between the LAN protocols and the protocols used to connect a computer to storage peripherals was artificial. They reasoned that if a common technology, physical interface, and protocol framework could be established for both, everyone would benefit:
Standardized hardware and drivers would lead to lower prices because of economies of scale.
System costs would decrease because many kinds of devices could be accessed through one high-speed port.
Technical improvements would be fostered by creating a big market for a standard hardware interface.
Furthermore, fibre channel was designed with a dream wish ...