McDATA's Intrepid FICON Converter enables customers to gracefully and non-disruptively migrate from an ESCON
to a FICON environment, increasing storage network performance, lowering acquisition and maintenance costs, and simplifying management," said Doug Ingraham, Vice President of Product Management for McDATA.
In most cases, the advantages of FICON over ESCON
are readily apparent," said Mike Kahn, chairman of The Clipper Group, Inc.
Customers will see a dramatic simplification of their fabric due to the transition from multiple ESCON
channels onto a single FICON channel.
Our strategic cooperation with Optica allows our mainframe customers to leverage all of the benefits of FICON on System z while maintaining access to ESCON
devices that are required to support key applications.
IBM, Communication Server for Windows NT, S/390 and ESCON
are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM).
channel speeds of 10 Mbytes/second or 17 Mbytes/second, the 8260/8265 ESCON
Adapter is implemented using IBM's ESCON
Enabler Technology chipset and executes IBM's Licensed Internal Code Control Unit Image.
With this combined solution, customers can safely and easily modernize their mainframe infrastructure while preserving their investment in ESCON
devices and control units," said Bob Nusbaum, product manager, Data Center Business Unit at Cisco.
Fig 1 shows a storage subsystem being shared between a mainframe system over ESCON
and Unix and NetWare systems over a SAN.
McDATA is the exclusive supplier of IBM ESCON
Directors and is currently developing the FICON bridge card with IBM.
a leading developer of mainframe connectivity, channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, announced new additions to the Channel Gateway FICON and ESCON
family of mainframe connectivity solutions.
today announced that McDATA, with assistance from IBM, is developing for sale to IBM the new feature within the 9032 Model 5 Director that will function as the bridge between the FICON and ESCON
Open Mainframe(TM) Servers to offer Luminex ESCON