Product Id: 32351594
Description: HPE 1606 Base Extension SAN - Switch - managed - 4 x 8Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ + 2 x Gigabit SFP - back to front airflow - rack-mountable - with 2.4M Jumper Cable (IEC320 C13/C14 M/F CEE 22)
Mfr Part #: AP862C#05Y
IT organizations continue to face unprecedented data growth as more platforms, applications, and users connect to the data center network. In turn, the storage network infrastructure must continue evolving to enable fast, continuous, and most cost-effective access to mission-critical data from anywhere in the world.
To address this challenge, the HP 1606 Extension SAN Switch helps provide fast, reliable, and cost-effective network infrastructure for remote data replication, backup, and migration. Leveraging next-generation Fiber Channel and advanced Fiber Channel over IP (FCIP) technology, the 1606 Extension SAN Switch provides a flexible and extensible platform to move more data faster and further than ever before.
Whether configured for simple point-to-point or comprehensive multisite SAN extension, the 1606 Extension SAN Switch addresses the most demanding business continuity, compliance, and global data access requirements.
- FCIP Extension of Fiber Channel SANs provides connectivity over longer distances that would otherwise be technologically not possible, impractical, and too expensive with native Fiber Channel or when dark fiber resources are unavailable
- Achieve bandwidth savings and higher bandwidth utilization via data compression by compressing FC frames before they are encapsulated into FCIP packets
- Extensive diagnostics, system-monitoring capabilities, and performance monitoring
- Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) techniques can be used to prioritize traffic and guarantee that necessary bandwidth requirements are met
- Key protocol features are enabled in the FCIP implementation to optimize performance of SAN extension over IP networks, including Storage-Optimized TCP
- FCIP Trunking feature allows multiple IP source and destination address pairs (defined as FCIP circuits) to provide high bandwidth FCIP tunnel and failover resiliency
- FCIP tunnels
The FCIP Tunneling Service enables organizations to extend their Fiber Channel SANs over distances that would be impractical or expensive with native Fiber Channel links, or in situations where dark fiber links would be impractical but in which IP WAN connectivity already exists. As a result, organizations have a more manageable way to share resources across geographical boundaries and implement reliable business continuance solutions. The tight integration also enables a unified architecture for connectivity across the MetaSAN, paving the way for future value-added SAN applications that extend their reach across the whole storage infrastructure.
- Hardware based compression
Hardware-based compression delivers the ability to maximize throughput over lower bandwidth links in the wide area network, optimizing the cost efficiencies of FCIP. The 1606 Extension SAN Switch compresses FC frames before they are encapsulated into FCIP packets. When compressed FC frames are encapsulated, multiple frames can be batched together to form a bigger FCIP packet up to the MTU.