The Features of the Fibre Channel
Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on the features of the fibre channel. There are several negative impacts also related to the unification of the Fibre Channel with the Ethernet that will be discussed in the paper, along with its advantages.
Technology is one of the most frequently changing aspects of the modern society. The technology that might be considered ingenious five years back will prove to be obsolete in the current market. The credit of these endeavors goes to the researchers and developers who develop better technology year after year and ensure that technology is taken as a continuous process of improvement. The latest technological trends in the market might tend to save costs for the business owners or make their work more efficient. Similar efforts have been directed at making business data centers efficient and cost-effective.
Smith (2008) described the structure and stated that data centers usually have separate networks for different functions for example Fibre Channel for storing data and Ethernet for traffic. The following figure shows the conventional form of the network where SAN, LAN, and IPC (Inter-process communication) were managed in a dispersed manner.
It has been the aim of the developers for many years to develop such platforms that would be able to cater to all the networking needs of data centers instead of having separate networks handling different aspects. Munjal (2007) explained that the main function that is desired from the unified communication platform is that it should be able to transmit IP as well as transmit Fibre Channel traffic.
If this platform is the only network managing the whole data center then it should be possessed with efficient management skills i.e. it should be able to identify all the happenings on the network, provide strong security against any malicious activity, efficient performance, etc. The data quality and integrity is also one of the main factors.