Fibre Channel Fundamentals
Fibre Channel, a new interconnect technology for high-performance computer peripherals and networks, has a number of advantages over similar technologies. Fibre Channel enables channel data transfer speeds about 2 1/2 times faster than high-end SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) and carries network and channel traffic over the same lines with equal efficiency. It can also carry audio and video data, supports a range of transmission media and distances, is very reliable, scalable, and easy to integrate into existing systems.
This report describes Fibre Channel technology, key features, and applications, and compares the scope and performance of Fibre Channel and SCSI.