Tom Clark

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FCIP bridges Fibre Channel SANs

Fibre Channel over IP is a proposed IETF standard for linking Fibre Channel fabrics over TCP/IP network links. The protocol can be used as an alternative to connecting storage-area networks via dense wavelength division multiplexing and dark fibre. Tapping a more affordable and available IP service can dramatically reduce the monthly cost of wide-area links and extend the maximum distance between Fibre Channel sites.

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