In addition to migration, the company offers a range of optical testing services, tape encryption and device extension solutions for customers with FICON, ESCON
and Bus/Tag requirements.
FICON improves on ESCON
through increased performance and easier management, but does so for about one-third the price.
For example, the maximum distance suggested for ESCON
Optica's exclusive Prizm FICON to ESCON
Converter ("Prizm") is the implementation platform for Managed Evolution.
Existing mainframe systems cannot upgrade to FICON, so companies will need to put in bridges in order to connect ESCON
While the majority of new mainframe-based workload is deployed on FICON technology, the installed base includes several million ESCON
connections that support stable, mission-critical business applications.
The local and remote controllers are connected by ESCON
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.
In a separate release, Luminex also announced today the world's first PCI-X based 4-port ESCON
Fig 1 shows a storage subsystem being shared between a mainframe system over ESCON
and Unix and NetWare systems over a SAN.
Open Mainframe(TM) Servers to offer Luminex ESCON
Years of experience enable Dacoso to competently and reliably deal with all connectivity requirements, be it ESCON
, FICON, Fibre Channel, Ethernet or Gigabit-Ethernet, either via WAN protocols or fiber optics.