Controller - Fiber Channel

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Fiber channel

Are you looking to upgrade from the small computer system interface (SCSI) to something bigger for storage networking? A fiber channel is your better alternative, offering more speed and space. You can get the best fiber channel controllers on allhdd.com. We do not just offer the best products from notable brands, we bring them to you fast and affordable. Browse our collection, including Dual Controller, Raid Controller, 2 Port, 4 Port, Powervault, 8GB, 1GB, MSA1040, Host Bus Adapter, and PCI-E for all your fiber channel controller needs.

What is A Fiber Channel?

A fiber channel (FC) is a computer networking protocol used for transferring data between one or several computer systems at extremely high speeds. The successive technology generations of fiber channels run at data rates ranging from 1-128 (gigabit per second rates).

Fiber channels were initially developed for supercomputers. However, in recent times, they are commonly used in storage networking server environments, serving as a substitute to various serial storage technologies and small computer system interfaces (SCSI), aka "Scuzzy."

Fiber Channels are the integral components for data transmission among data centers, computer servers, switches, and storage at up to 128 Gbps.

History of Fiber Channel

Fiber channel began in 1988 to consolidate the advantages of multiple physical layer applications, including HIPPI, ESCON, and Scuzzy (SCSI). It is regulated in the T11 Technical Committee of the INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards). The fiber channel effectively overcame the challenges of sustaining signal timing coherence across all the data-signal cables (50 for HIPPI and 8, 16, and 32 for scuzzy). Consequently, a receiver can conclude when all the electrical signal values are stable and sound for synchronous reception sampling.

The advantages of Fiber Channel

Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) have enjoyed increased popularity over the years. Fiber channel, on the other hand, has played a vital role in this development. While SAN employs fiber channel as the transmission protocol for storage provisioning, a NAS usually uses TCP/IP as the transmission protocol, NFS, or other file sharing applications for storage provisioning. Below are some of the advantages of the fiber channel.

SPEED

Native fiber drives bring about high-level reliability and data integrity. They are dual-ported as a standard feature. Arguably the critical advantage that fiber channel SANs once held and still holds is the speed. It remains as one aspect that differentiates the fiber channel SANs from those of the Ethernet.

RELIABILITY

Fiber channel remains the ideal solution for IT professionals seeking high-performance, cost-effective information storage and reliability at high speeds. Given that fiber channel is a lossless protocol, it is often rated higher than the Ethernet network. Sent frames must be received in order and not dropped by the switch. This feature, however, is sometimes absent with Ethernet.

Other benefits of fiber channel FC include LUN masking, cost, and size. Allhdd.com fiber channel controllers are from trusted brands and are available at give-away prices. Please choose from our wide range collection and enjoy a 30-day warranty and fast delivery across 48 U.S. states.

IBM 00D8546 Controller Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
$308.00

00D8546 IBM Emulex 16GB Single Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter. New Bulk Pack..

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IBM 00E0806 Controller Fibre Channel 2 Port
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00E0806 IBM 8GBPS 2-Port PCIE X8 Fibre Channel Adapter. New Bulk Pack.

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IBM 00E7546 Controller Fiber Channel  4 Port
$1315.00

00E7546 IBM 8GB PCIE2 Low Profile 4-Port FC Adapter. New Bulk Pack.

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Lenovo 00FC459 Controller Fibre Channel 2 Port
$98.00

00FC459 Lenovo Thinkserver Lpm16002-M6-L Anyfabric 16GB 2 Port Gen5 Fibre Channel Adapter By Emulex. New Bulk Pack.

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Lenovo 00FC610 16GB Controllers Fibre Channel
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00FC610 Lenovo Qle2672 16GB Dual Port Pcie Fibre Channel Rd450 Rd550 Rd650 Td350. New Factory Sealed 3 Years Lenovo Warranty.

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IBM 00FX604 8GB Controller Fibre Channel
$388.00

00FX604 IBM 8GB PCIE 2 Low Profile 4-Port FC Adapter. New Bulk Pack.

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Lenovo 00JY809 Controller Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
$702.00

00JY809 Lenovo Emulex 16GB Dual Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter. New Sealed 3 Years Lenovo Warranty.

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Lenovo 00JY849 Controller Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
$495.00

00JY849 Lenovo Emulex 16GB Dual Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter. New Bulk Pack.

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Lenovo 00JY849 Controller Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter
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00JY849 Lenovo Emulex 16GB Dual Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter. New Factory Sealed 3 Years Lenovo Warranty.

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IBM 00L4575 Controller  Fibre Channel 8GB
$1435.00

00L4575 IBM ISCSI Fibre Channel V7000 Controller W/ 8GB Memory. New Bulk Pack.

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