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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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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.
Mainframe customers need to assess the cost and performance advantages that FICON will bring to their data centers.
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.
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Our improved support for mixed open systems and FICON segments means that customers can realize even greater consolidation cost savings.
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.
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