Fibre RAID Channel Fabric Topology makes SAN's Successful
The use of fabric topology of Fiber Channel has enabled a Storage Area Network to provide fast and reliable block level data storage. A dedicated SAN network is designed using two separate fabrics sharing the node to take care of any link failure. The network of multiple switches used in the topology allows connections to as many as 16 million devices. A classic SAN for fiber storage of data is a bit expensive, as it uses several fiber channel switches. However, the fiber RAID storage system, by making most advantageous use of 8GB and 4GB fiber channels, has succeeded in providing a user friendly interface for storage management with top notch performance. The added advantage has been a considerable reduction in running costs.