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- "Fibre Channel" is a gigabit-speed network technology primarilyused for connecting mass storage devices and tape libraries tocomputer systems.
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- A serial communication protocol that provides high-speed, low-latency data transmission between computer servers and storage servers and between storage controllers and drives.
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- A network technology that sets up block-oriented streams of data over fiber at rates to 1 Gbit/s and distances up to 500 meters over multimode fiber and 1 km over singlemode fiber. Fiber Channel networks can be configured in switched or redundant loop topologies. Standards are governed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and groups that support it, including the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS, formerly the National Committee for Information Technology Standards).
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- An acronym for Fibre Channel, an interface standard for connecting computers to mass storage devices such as disk drives and tape libraries
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- A high-speed interconnect used in storage area networks (SANs) to connect servers to shared storage. Fibre Channel components include HBAs, hubs, switches, and cabling. The term Fibre Channel also refers to the storage protocol.
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- Fibre Channel. A high-speed transmission technology.
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- highly-reliable, gigabit interconnect technology allows concurrent communications among workstations, mainframes, servers, data storage systems, and other peripherals using SCSI and IP protocols.
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- Duplex, Fibre Channel (FC), FICON (Fibre Connectivity), GbE, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), Kbps, Mbps