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 XRC is running between HDS TF-9900 and IBM ES-800.
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.