Prizm accepts a native FICON channel from the mainframe (CHPID type FC) and converts the protocol for connectivity to multiple outbound ESCON
FICON improves on ESCON
through increased performance and easier management, but does so for about one-third the price.
McDATA has a long and established S/390 ESCON
Director lineage, and now supporting IBM's S/390 (zSeries) FICON switching requirements is a logical extension to its existing SAN capabilities," said Carl Greiner, vice president and director, Enterprise Data Center Strategies for the META Group.
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
MPC+ provides customers with performance improvements in excess of 40% while reducing host cycle times by more than 63% when compared to earlier 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.
based mainframe channel- attachment will elevate it to a class of its own and offer IBM customers with an unparalleled, high-throughput network-to-mainframe connectivity.
Organizations can ease their migration from ESCON
to FICON by deploying Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors with the Prizm FICON Converter.
Instead, we focus here on data transfers that occur over storage conduits-- ESCON
The development of a simulation device for the Fibre Channel environment is a natural, and expected, follow-on to our development of test tools for the ESCON