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EMC increases Fibre Channel options

EMC increases Fibre Channel options

EMC has qualified its Symmetrix storage arrays to work with Fibre Channel connectivity devices for Hewlett-Packard and Sun platforms. The arrays can interoperate with Suns` Fibre Channel (which are based on Vixel hubs) and HP`s hubs and multiplexers. HP`s hubs are based on Gadzoox` devices. The arrays and connectivity devices can be configured as point-to-point Fibre Channel-Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) at speeds of up to 100MBps. Connectivity distance for Sun environments is one kilometer; four kilometers for HP.

EMC claims more than 20% of the Symmetrix systems it delivered in the last year included Fibre Channel connectivity. Symmetrix can simultaneously support SCSI, ESCON, and Fibre Channel connections. www.emc.com.

This article was originally published on August 01, 1998