This IBM Redbooks publication will help you design and manage an end-to-end extended distance connectivity architecture for System z that will address your requirements now and position you to make effective use of new technologies in the future.
Many enterprises implement extended distance connectivity in a silo manner. The network group implement a solution to connect their equipment. The storage group implement another solution for disk and tape connectivity. The systems group implement a solution for sysplex and STP connectivity. And so on. The intent of this document is to help you design and manage a solution that will cater for all your System z extended distance needs in the most effective and flexible way possible.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Storage Area Network
Chapter 3. Wavelength Division Multiplexers
Chapter 4. Common multi-site models
Chapter 5. Planning
Appendix A. Performance considerations
Appendix B. Sample qualification letters
Appendix C. Fiber cabling services
Appendix D. Fiber optic cables
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