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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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Section 3 describes in detail our clustering protocol IFCP. Section 4 analyzes IFCP's performance by comparing with HEED protocol.
The paper will be organized as follows: Section 2 describes the development process of the IFCP; Section 3 provides a case study of river water quality management; Section 4 presents result analysis and discussion; Section 5 draws some conclusions and extensions.
Zbigniew Roskwitalski, IFCP chairman for five consecutive terms, is the immediate past chairman.
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Such has been the case with the introduction of iSCSI, FCIP and iFCP. The most common "objections" heard about IP Storage seem to be about performance, security and interoperability, raising doubts about whether it is appropriate for enterprise-class storage networking applications.
The only IP-based protocols that Nishan has supported until now have been iSCSI and IFCP. Nishan developed the IFCP protocol, and despite handing it to the IETF for ratification in a vain attempt to prove the open-ness of the protocol, the company has failed to persuade any other suppliers to adopt it.
Storage-specific features, such as the ability to filter and group actions based on iSCSI or iFCP traffic, packet type or size, jumbo packets, or user-defined criteria are supported.
Emerging IP standard such as Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP) and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), address Fibre Channel SAN-to-Fibre Channel SAN interconnections over an IP network, but don't efficiently address the multitude of other servers isolated from the SAN.
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.
One subgroup is developing a point-to-multipoint connectivity standard called Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), the other, a routable method of encapsulating Fibre Channel frames called Internet Fibre Channel protocol (iFCP).
Some virtual subnets like Cisco's proprietary VSAN have already hit the market, and the iFCP protocol gives Fibre Channel subnet-like features.
However, unlike other FC-to-Ethernet encapsulation methods like FCIP and iFCP, FCoE lives within the same OSI layer as IP, enabling enhanced performance, lossless frame transmission, and some other goodies.<p>Since the emergence of Fibre Channel SANs in the late 1990s, enterprise IT managers have maintained two sets of networks, one for storage I/O traffic and the other for data network traffic.