"Now, with support for FICON
, Corigin interfaces with critical data on IBM storage devices as well as storage devices such as EMC and Hitachi.
"Administrators must implement enhanced data security measures if they want to deploy new features, such as FICON
Cascading, that bring added value to their environments, to meet the required security expectations in their data centers," said James Opfer, chief analyst, Gartner Dataquest.
McDATA Corporation (NASDAQ:MCDTA)(NASDAQ:MCDT), Broomfield, Colo., has announced that EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC ) now includes the McDATA Intrepid(TM) 6000 Series Director with FICON
Management Server (also known as Control Unit Port or "CUP" support) as part of EMC's Connectrix family of fibre channel directors and switches.
IBM has announced new enterprise storage products and enhancements including FICON
support for IBM's TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server (code named Shark) and two models of IBM's TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server (VTS) that for the first time incorporate IBM's patented copper chip technology.
A new interconnect technology, FICON
(Fibre Connection) is becoming available for mainframe storage.
The possibilities of achieving this with FICON
are somewhat realistic and make up the final discussion in this article.