The i-8100A SAN extension gateways with AR/DAT utilized to interconnect two remote SAN fabrics over MAN/WAN without SAN merge. Backup is running to IBM 3584 tape libraries with 6 LTO1 enclosures from xSeries servers located at customer 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.