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FICON

(FIber CONnector) An IBM mainframe channel introduced with its G5 servers in 1998. Based on the Fibre Channel standard, it boosts the transfer rate of ESCON's half-duplex 17MB/sec to a full-duplex 100MB/sec. Each FICON channel can support up to 4,000 I/O operations per second and is equivalent to eight ESCON channels. See ESCON and Parallel Enterprise Server.
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The shareholding of FICON Holdings would get cut down to 7.
By adding FICON support to the HP SAN Director in XP storage environments, enterprise customers can achieve a higher level of performance for their business-critical data and applications," said Kyle Fitze, director of marketing, StorageWorks SAN Division, HP.
The SANtegrity Binding feature is the critical security element for FICON Cascading, which requires the fabric to be locked down in a more secure fashion.
Mainframe customers need to assess the cost and performance advantages that FICON will bring to their data centers.
IBM's leadership in delivering FICON support, not only for Shark but also for its Magstar 3590 offering, will provide yet more drivers for IBM's fast-growing storage business.
As a developer of mainframe connectivity technology for over two decades, LUMINEX is uniquely positioned to offer proven and certified modern FICON and ESCON technology to our OEM partners.
The latest FICON certification for Brocade's high-performing SilkWorm family of SAN infrastructure solutions extends and simplifies storage capabilities for mainframe customers," said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
Data starts on the mainframe and is sent through the Fibre Channel network over the FICON ULP to an intelligent storage subsystem that supports both FCP and FICON coimnands.
By teaming with Optica, and qualifying the Prizm solutions for local and remote FICON-to-ESCON conversion, we can help customers protect their investments while providing a path to a high-performance FICON infrastructure.
McDATA, a leading provider of storage networking solutions and a dominant player in the mainframe infrastructure space, today announced the release of their OEM version of Prizm that will be branded within the Intrepid solution set as the Intrepid FICON Converter (IFC).
For more information on the Optica Prizm FICON Converter, go to http://www.
An international airline, in the process of migrating its entire ESCON- based mainframe environment over to FICON, selected CNT's UMD because of its rich FICON support, its industry leading port- and performance- scalability and its seamless support for future connectivity requirements.