The i-7100F FICON extension gateways utilized to extend FICON channel over MAN/WAN. The solution is exercised in customer production environment in cooperation with IBM BCRS, Portugal. The DiskCopy is used to replicate customer's data from STK storage arrays at customer location to ESS-800 on the IBM BCRS recovery site.
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.