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The 'B' Type Gateways are Flexible and Powerful FC and LANs Over SONET/SDH or Routed IP Gateways.

Deployment Diagram

  • Implements trunking mechanism, allowing cost effective deployments of up to seven parallel FC fabrics and/or LANs over a single WAN connection.
  • Presents a "B" port to the local FC switch. This provides an industry standard interface that lets all standard and proprietary FC services pass from one remote site to another.
  • Implements trunking mechanism, allowing cost effective deployments of up to seven parallel FICON channels and/or LANs clustered over a single WAN connection.
  • Supports redundant connections for high availability and load balancing:
    • When multiple WAN interfaces are installed, each FC input can be directed through a separate WAN interface, providing optimal data traffic distribution. If one WAN connection fails, traffic is automatically redistributed through the remaining healthy connections, providing complete recovery on the gateway rather than on the FC fabric level.

See also: i-8100B, S-8100B

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