LightSand i-7100F FICON extension gateways used to extend FICON channel over the MAN/WAN. IBM equipment included IBM Tape Libraries 3494, VTS PtP B20 and zSeries servers. Additional equipment included ESS-800 storage subsystems and enterprise class Ethernet switches. The effective extension distance is 44km.
LightSand's S-series and i-Series gateways provide long distance extension for IBM's latest z/OS and OS/390 disk mirroring solution with XRC (eXtended Remote Copy) FICON over Wide Area Networks.