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Zone

1. See: Free trade zone.

2. In marketing, an area that a single sales representative or team of sales representatives are assigned to cover. A sales representative whose zone is, for example, Oklahoma, is not allowed to try to sell products in Texas and vice versa. This helps prevents sales reps from competing with each other for commissions.
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There is a common misconception that native Fibre Channel devices can outperform SCSI drives.
The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a nonprofit international organization whose sole purpose is to act as the independent technology and marketing voice of the Fibre Channel industry.
With the advent of 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel connections the question is how to use it to best effect.
The company provides 1G, 2G and 4G Fibre Channel disk array and system interconnect products for SAN/NAS storage and switch fabric applications.
Fibre Channel can get much closer to the ideal of always being occupied with user data transfers.
2Gb Fibre Channel promises to be particularly suitable for mission-critical, bandwidth-intensive SAN applications like digital video editing, broadband communications, and web caching, that are pushing the frontiers of storage performance.
Most are eager to claim iSCSI leadership while being careful to position the new technology as decidedly inferior to their bread-and-butter Fibre Channel systems for enterprise-level primary storage.
To understand the trade-offs, it's important to understand what constitutes Fibre Channel support.
HP's drives are designed to offer virtually seamless integration with customers' existing Fibre Channel infrastructure, thus eliminating the need for a costly conversion to integrate traditional lower cost drives such as Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA).
iSCSI may be coming, but it is by no means going to be the death of Fibre Channel anytime soon.
Currently, Fibre Channel is the prevalent technology used to transport data between mission-critical computer systems and storage devices, primarily due to its high availability and performance.
The new line of Celerity Fibre Channel Storage Adapters includes 2-Gigabit single-, dual-, and quad-channel adapters.