List features of Fibre Channel

– eliminates the bottlenecks of traditional network file servers
that use Gigabit Ethernet and that are not fast enough to transfer dense formats such as HD video.

– 2Gb-per-port connection for increased data transfer

– multipathing: Apples Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) are dual-port cards, providing two connections to the SAN. Fibre Channel multipathing takes advantage of this dual connection: If one Fibre Channel path fails, Xsan continues to use the other for storage accesseliminating a potential single point of failure at the cabling layer. All data paths from the client to the various storage volumes are discovered automatically based on load and availability. This provides two major benefits: Any failure is
handled without affecting the users work, and all paths are load-balanced to ensure maximum performance and reliability.

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