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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 company provides 1G, 2G and 4G Fibre Channel disk array and system interconnect products for SAN/NAS storage and switch fabric applications.
With the advent of 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel connections the question is how to use it to best effect.
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.
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).
To understand the trade-offs, it's important to understand what constitutes Fibre Channel support.
iSCSI may be coming, but it is by no means going to be the death of Fibre Channel anytime soon.
The ATTO Celerity FC Storage Adapter line brings unique capabilities for specialty applications such as high-speed data streaming and high I/O server applications signifying a leap to the next generation adapter in Fibre Channel storage connectivity," states Tim Klein, President and CEO of ATTO Technology.
By connecting departmental servers to the FC SAN, all Fibre Channel storage becomes accessible to connected servers via iSCSI across the Ethernet IP network.
3 Targeting different markets: Wentz said that IP vendors "tried to go into data centers and say, look, there is this IP-based storage that's faster, better, and cheaper than your Fibre Channel systems.
Fujitsu believes that Fibre Channel will continue to be a dominant interface for storage area networks.
Fibre Channel was developed specifically to attach servers to storage as efficiently as possible in a variety of topologies.