A connecting device in a network that joins communication lines together.

A common connection point for devices in the storage network. The hub may be unmanaged, IP-managed, or FC-managed. An unmanaged hub is passive in the sense that it serves simply as a conduit for data, moving the data from one storage resource to another. IP-managed and FC-managed hubs are intelligent, containing features an administrator can use to monitor the traffic passing through the hub and configure each port in the hub.