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Storage Area Network Fundamentals by Meeta Gupta

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Chapter 3. Fibre Channel Basics

In this chapter, you will learn about the following topics:

The last decade has witnessed enormous advancement in the performance of computers, which has led to the popularization of bandwidth- and storage-intensive applications. The existing framework has been slow to keep up with the increasing demands related to performance and storage, which has resulted in the framework bogging down with restrictions in the areas of speed, distance, and device connectivity. For example, Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)—one of the popular infrastructures—is limited to 80 Mbps of speed, up to 25 meters of ...

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