FC to SCSI Bridge
• Allow SCSI devices to connect to a Fibre
• Typically used to allow legacy SCSI tape devices
to participate on the SAN
• Map FC addresses to SCSI targets
Crossroads 10000 FC to SCSI Router
Fibre Channel to SCSI bridge/routers:
Allow SCSI devices — typically SCSI tape storage — to connect directly
to a Fibre Channel SAN
Assigns FC addresses to SCSI targets, allowing SCSI devices to appear
as Fibre Channel ports on the network
Bridge products do Fibre Channel to Parallel SCSI conversion. You may have
tape drives that are still on parallel SCSI and you don’t want to get rid of them.
A bridge will literally do the media conversion. There are some other software
products that can be put onto here – that is called extended copy services
software (3PC – third party copy) If this software is put onto this sort of device
it is normally referred to as a storage router.
If the bridge is going to be involved in the movement of data at the block level
it is referred to as a storage router.
If only media conversion – it is a bridge.