By Robert C Burton, Ohio State University


Fibre Channel is the general name of an integrated set of standards being developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It is designed to significantly improve the speed at which data is transmitted between workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, storage devices and displays, while providing one standard for networking, storage and data transfer. In general Fibre Channel provides speed, reliability, distance, and connectivity; all at a low cost. It guarantees bandwidth and delivery while being able to handle any protocol or topology. This is a survey paper on Fibre Channel.

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