i-8100B-SMB Cost Effective FC Extension Gateway


The i-8100B-SMB gateway offers cost effective solution for small and medium businesses for extending FC and Layer 2 GbE over routed IP networks

i-8100B-SMB Deployment Diagram

  • i-8100B-SMB has four ports: 2 FC ports, one Layer 2 Ethernet/GbE and one IP/GbE port.
  • Implements trunking mechanism allowing cost effective deployments of up to three parallel FC fabrics and LAN over a single IP 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.
  • Engineered for Long Distance transferring Layer 2 Ethernet and FC over IP for distances of thousands of kilometers without performance degradation, and with data and order delivery guaranteed.
  • Includes traffic shaping mechanisms such as Manual Rate Limitation and Congestion Avoidance to allow maintaining maximal possible performance in shared or low bandwidth IP WAN environments.
  • Uses Hardware Compression for more efficient utilization of low bandwidth or provisioned bandwidth connections - transferring more data while keeping the low price of the extension circuit.

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See also: i-8100B