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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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In February, when 4Gb/s Fibre Channel was introduced, prices were approximately the same as 2Gb/s technology.
The first 1 Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs were typically simple loop configurations to share data.
Since the early days of SANs, we've seen progress in both Fibre Channel and in IP network technologies.
Emulex is a supplier and developer of storage networking host bus adapters based on both Fibre Channel and IP networking technologies.
The ATTO family of host adapters includes both SCSI host adapters for direct-attached storage and Fibre Channel adapters for networked and direct-attached storage.
Through this integrated approach to online and extended online storage, customers can simply mix any combination of Fibre Channel and ATA device enclosures offering a single solution to store production data and bring offline data online.
This points to the fact that established storage vendors don't want to talk about the huge dissatisfaction with monolithic, expensive, difficult-to-manage Fibre Channel SAN systems.
JNI's low-profile FCX2-6562 2 Gb HBAs support all Fibre Channel topologies and include the latest enterprise-level features, such as persistent binding, compliance with SNIA HBA API 1.0, and 1 or 2 Gb auto rate negotiation.
Global Access: One scenario many iSCSI vendors would like to see is a seamless integration of Fibre Channel and iSCSI devices.
(ADIC) has certified the Emulex LightPulse 2Gb/s LP9002L, LP952L, SBus LP9002S and 1Gb/s LP8000 Fibre Channel HBAs for its Scalar 100, 1000 and 10K tape libraries and Pathlight 5000 storage appliances.
The company has been OEMing Fibre Channel switches from Brocade and McData under its Connectrix brand for a long time, and added Cisco's MDS 9000 to the line over a year ago.