Fibre Channel (FC) SAN

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    A storage area network (SAN) is a high-speed special-purpose network (or subnetwork) that interconnects different kinds of data storage devices with associated data servers on behalf of a larger network of users. 

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  • Fibre Channel technology

    This chapter offers an overview of Fibre Channel specifications and devices including HBAs and switches. Readers will also learn about the pros and cons of FC SANs in the storage enterprise. 

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    This chapter outlines some of the techniques and tactics used to achieve high availability and redundancy in a SAN (FC or iSCSI). These can include port aggregation, trunking, and failover. 

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  • ISCSI takes its rightful place beside Fibre Channel

    There are no absolute rules on what you can and can't do when it comes to Fibre Channel and iSCSI. This article covers some of the important pros and cons to each approach. 

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  • 4 Gbit Fibre Channel switch purchase considerations

    Switches are particularly crucial in a storage area network (SAN) to interconnect servers and storage devices into the overall SAN fabric. As SANs scale up, data centers are often upgrade and expand the SAN switch infrastructure. In most cases, the s... 

  • 4 Gb Fibre Channel switches product guide

    Switches are used to segregate network traffic, and they are particularly crucial in a storage area network (SAN) to interconnect servers and storage devices into the overall SAN fabric. As SANs scale up over time, data centers are often upgrade and ...