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Introduction to Storage Area Networks and System Networking by Libor Miklas, Shanmuganathan Kumaravel, Hector Hugo Ibarra, Pall Beck, Jon Tate

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Fibre Channel products and technology
In this chapter, we describe some of the most common Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) products and technology that are encountered. For a description of the IBM products that are in the IBM System Storage and TotalStorage portfolio, see Chapter 12, “The IBM product portfolio” on page 245.
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 ...

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