Fibre channel is the speed and memory capacity of personal computers, workstations, and servers have grown, and as functions have become still more complex with greater trust on graphics and video, the requirement for greater speed in delivering data to the processor has grown.
Two methods of data communication:
This requirement involves two methods of data communication with the processor of I/O channel and network communication.
The network is a collection of interconnected access points with software protocol structure that allows communication. Using software a network naturally allows various types of data transfer to apply the networking protocols and to provide flow control, error detection and error recovery. A Fibre channel is designed to combine the best quality of both technologies, a speed of the channel communications with the flexibility and interconnectivity that characterize protocol-based network communications.
Fibre channel protocol facilities:
There are two types of Fibre channel protocol architecture, they are
Channel/Networking approaches used for data transfer
The following requirements are used for data transfer
This transport mechanism based on point-to-point links and switching network, the communications supports simple encoding and framing scheme that supports a variety of fabric topology channel and network protocol.