iFCP


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iFCP

(Internet Fibre Channel Protocol) A protocol that converts Fibre Channel frames into TCP packets, enabling native Fibre Channel devices in remote locations to be connected via an IP network. mFCP (Metro FCP) is the metropolitan area network (MAN) counterpart, which uses UDP instead of TCP for high-performance datacenters and metro networks. See Fibre Channel, FCIP and IP storage.
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It is particularly important for iFCP since it enables device discovery by an iFCP gateway, iSNS is now in the final stages of the IETF process, and ratification is expected soon.
EMC may also point out that iSCSI will support the delta-based asynchronous remote replication that it is also launching on Wednesday, sparing customers the need to buy FCIP or IFCP gateway hardware to allow low-cost IP links to carry data mirror traffic.
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Before making a decision, we compared McDATA's iFCP SAN routing solutions with other FCIP solutions, but in the end we found McDATA's Eclipse switches -- specifically using the iFCP technology -- to be a better technical fit for our SAN routing needs.
lt;p>Several options to unify and extend the reach of storage networks have emerged over the last decade, including iSCSI, FCIP, iFCP and InfiniBand.
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The IP storage family consisting of iSCSI, iFCP and FC IP that enable running block-level data over IP networks are all overdue and will add to the capability of the base SCSI and Fibre Channel interfaces, not replace them.
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iFCP and mFCP replace Fibre Channel with IP while allowing some Fibre Channel devices to attach to the SAN.