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Storage Area Network Fundamentals by Meeta Gupta

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Glossary

NUMERICS

568SC connectors.

Color-coded, push-pull type duplex connectors that allow for easy connections and reconnections.

8B/10B encoding.

The native data encryption method of Fibre Channel technology.

A

AL-PA (Arbitrated Loop-Physical Address).

An address dynamically assigned to FC-AL devices.

ANSI (American National Standards Institute).

Rather than actively develop-ing standards, ANSI acts as a middleman between the various organizations, such as the IETF, FCIA, and SNIA.

ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode).

ATM is a fast packet-switching technology that uses fiber-optic cables for data transmissions at rates of 600 Mbps and above. Data is transmitted in the form of fixed-length cells, whose length is 53 bytes. ATM can transport a wide range of ...

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