Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel, or FC, is a high-speed network technology (commonly running at 2-, 4-, 8- and 16-gigabit speeds) primarily used for storage networking. Fibre Channel is standardized in the T11 Technical Committee of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited standards committee. Fibre Channel was primarily used in the supercomputer field, but has now become the standard connection type for storage area networks (SAN) in enterprise storage. Despite its name, Fibre Channel signaling can run on twisted pair copper wire in addition to fiber-optic cables.

Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) is a transport protocol (similar to TCP used in IP networks) that predominantly transports SCSI commands over Fibre Channel networks.

Read more about Fibre ChannelHistory, Fibre Channel Topologies, Layers, Ports, Optical Carrier Medium Variants, Fibre Channel Infrastructure, Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, Development Tools

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Fibre Channel - Development Tools
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Fibre Channel Over IP
... Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP or FC/IP, also known as Fibre Channel tunneling or storage tunneling) is an Internet Protocol (IP) created by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for storage technology ... An FCIP entity functions to encapsulate Fibre Channel frames and forward them over an IP network ... FCIP technology overcomes the distance limitations of native Fibre Channel, enabling geographically distributed storage area networks to be connected using existing IP infrastructure, while ...
ATTO Technology - Products
... Adapters, and Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) (4Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel, 10GbE FCoE, Ultra320 SCSI, 3Gb and 6Gb SAS, 3Gb SATA and 1GbE and 10GbE iSCSI), sometimes called Storage Adapters ... that add RAID protection for stored data to SAS, SATA or Fibre Channel JBOD Storage Enclosures ... These current support Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA or 10Gb Ethernet ...
Dell Power Connect - Product Line - M-series
... in December 2011, the M8024-k is also an Fibre Channel over Ethernet(FCoE) transit switch that can be attached to an external converged data center network to extend an available FCoE fabric ... Dell offers the Brocade Communications Systems M5424 8Gb Fibre Channel switch and the M8428-k Converged 10GbE Switch which offers 10GbE performance, FCoE ...
Data Center Bridging - Other Groups
... Fibre Channel over Ethernet T11 FCoE This project utilizes existing Fibre Channel protocols to run on Ethernet to enable servers to have access to Fibre Channel storage via ...

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