The ANSI Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is intended as a local area network standard for high-speed data transfer between computers and computers/peripherals. Three major applications are foreseen for FDDI: (1) Backbone network to tie other lower speed lower speed LANs together, (2) Back-end network for processor to I/O interconnections, and (3) ISDN applications. The paper will discuss these applications and outline the advantages of FDDI for these high-speed applications.
"Applications For FDDI", Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967563; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967563