The i-8100A SAN extension gateways with AR/DAT utilized to interconnect two remote FC fabrics over MAN/WAN without SAN merge. IBM equipment includes IBM 3584 tape libraries with 2 LTO2 enclosures from iSeries servers located at customer 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.