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-8100B FC extension gateways used to extend FC channel over the MAN/WAN. IBM equipment included: IBM zSeries z/990 servers, ESS-800 and DS8300 storage subsystems. The effective extension distance is 44km.