What Is Fibre Channel?
Fibre channel is a protocol mainly used for “storage area network”. Fibre channel speeds are different, ranging from 1, 2, 4, 8, 16Gbps to 128Gbps. Fibre channel is a lossless protocol developed when switches are not as reliable as they are now. When using Ethernet as a protocol, frames are discarded, which brings problems to applications such as data traffic. With the development of technology, switches are now becoming more reliable. However, fibre channels still have a small advantage over Ethernet in terms of consistency and latency.
What Is Fibre Channel SFP?
Fibre Channel SFP: Why Fibre Channel?
- High speed: The original version of the fibre channel runs at the maximum data rate of 1Gbps. Now it can run at the rate of 128Gbps.
- Proven reliability: fibre channels were initially accepted by almost all the world banks, Fortune 500 companies, and other organizations. These enterprises and organizations needed reliable and timely data transmission no matter how much it costs. Nowadays, the reliability of data transmission is still crucial. fibre channels are the most reliable for any enterprise or organization. Moreover, the choice of the fibre channel is not expensive.
- Guaranteed in-order delivery: Fibre channel ensures that the raw block data is transmitted sequentially. Sequential delivery greatly improves network efficiency and is required by some applications, such as video streaming and IP streaming. Fibre channel naturally streams video frames sequentially, eliminating the bottleneck of reorganization. Otherwise, the frame speed per second required for video will be reduced seriously.