Fibre Channel switch (FC switch)

Fibre Channel switch (FC switch) A Fibre Channel switch is a networking device that is compatible with the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol and designed for use in a dedicated storage area network (SAN). A Fibre Channel switch inspects a data packetheader, determines the computing devices of origin and destination, and forwards the packet to the intended system. Fibre Channel switches come in different types, including modular director switches (also known as backbone switches) with a h...
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Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP or FC/IP) Definition

Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP or FC/IP) Definition Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP or FC/IP, also known as Fibre Channel tunneling or storage tunneling) is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking technology developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). FCIP mechanisms enable the transmission of Fibre Channel (FC) information by tunneling data between storage area network (SAN) facilities over IP networks; this capacity facilitates data sharing over a geographically distribut...
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ATA over Ethernet (AoE) Definition

ATA over Ethernet (AoE) ATA over Ethernet (AoE) is an open source network protocol designed to connect storage devices and servers in a storage area network (SAN). ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is a standard interface for communication between storage devices; it is known in the computer industry as Integrated Drive Electronics, or IDE. In AoE, the ATA commands are transported directly over Ethernet. That makes AoE an inexpensive alternative to Fibre Channel SANs, which require costl...
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iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) Definition

iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) iFCP (Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) is an emerging standard for extending Fibre Channelstorage networks across the Internet. iFCP provides a means of passing data to and from Fibre Channel storage devices in a local storage area network (SAN) or on the Internet using TCP/IP. TCP provides congestion control as well as error detection and recovery services. iFCP merges existing SCSI and Fibre Channel networks into the Internet. iFCP can either replace...
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Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Microsoft iSCSI Initiator is a tool that connects external iSCSI-based storage to host computers with an Ethernet network adapter. The iSCSI Initiator is used in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows Server 2012.
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