Fibre Channel over IP

Disparate storage area networks are not uncommon. These could be artifacts of building isolated environments to address local needs, deploying storage environments with different administrative boundaries, or outcomes of acquisitions. As organizations leverage ubiquitous storage services, a need for interconnecting isolated storage networks while maintaining characteristics of performance, availability, and fault-tolerance becomes increasingly important.

Disparate storage environments are most often located in topologies segregated from each other by Layer 3 routed networks. These could be long haul point-to-point links, as well as private or public MPLS networks. Fibre Channel over IP extends the reach of the Fibre Channel ...

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