In most cases, the advantages of FICON over ESCON
are readily apparent," said Mike Kahn, chairman of The Clipper Group, Inc.
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.
Luminex's Channel Gateways provide native mainframe FICON and ESCON
channel connectivity to open systems storage and networks.
Emulation of device controller functions in ESCON
environments more or less mandates the implementation of ESCON
chip sets and driver software that adds cost to the configuration.
a leading developer of mainframe connectivity, channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, announced today at the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo the industry's first 4-port PCI-X-based mainframe ESCON
Channel Host Bus Adaptor (HBA).
Years of experience enable us to competently and reliably deal with your connectivity requirements, be it ESCON
, FICON, Fibre Channel, Ethernet or Gigabit-Ethernet, either via WAN protocols or fibre-glass.
Only McDATA can provide customers with a complete mainframe solution offering, including a complete line of FICON switching products, ESCON
and FICON extension products, integrated management software, bandwidth services as well as professional and support services," said Todd Oseth, chief operating officer, McDATA.
The combined, certified solution features the SEPATON([R]) S2100[R]-ES2 virtual tape library (VTL) and Luminex's Channel Gateway[TM] 3400 for direct-to-VTL connectivity for ESCON
and FICON mainframe users.
Sun customers looking to reap the benefits of FICON while leveraging their existing investments in ESCON
can now do so with the availability of McDATA Corporation's (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT) Intrepid FICON Converter (IFC).
McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT), a leading provider of data access solutions, announced the general availability of new firmware for its unique Intrepid FICON Converter (IFC), a cost-effective solution for attaching ESCON
peripherals directly to FICON channels.
McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT), a leading provider of data access solutions, today announced that Sun is leveraging McDATA's technology and service capabilities as part of Sun's Data Migration suite of services to support customers with ESCON
to FICON and data migration requirements.
Built on Bus-Tech's proven FICON and ESCON
channel technology, Mainframe Data Library provides multiple independently operating Connect Nodes to insure high-availability.