Friday, September 22, 2006

FICON Converter

We all know the good old ESCON converter, but there's already a FICON converter too. This converter is designed to 'protect' your ESCON investment. It is attached to the host via 1 or 2 Ficon channels. It converts the protocol for connectivity for multiple ESCON devices with a maximum of 12 outbound ports. It also gives you the opportunity to eliminate costly ESCON directors. Here's a graphical representation :

They are distributed (as far as I know now) by McData and OpticaTech. They have different names but I think it's exactly the same fabric with another label on it.
I'll come back to this when I've got more information on this.

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