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SysKonnect Kits Offer an Easy and Cost-Effective Way to Implement SFT III
Publication: CI Press Release Issued: Date: 1997-06-01 Reporter: CI Systems

CI Press Release

1997-06-01

CI Systems, authorised South African distributor for German-made SysKonnect (SK) FDDI adapters, offers an easy, cost-effective way for organisations to attain the high system availability and fault-tolerance offered by Novells SFT III with the SK range of SFT III Kits.

There are two kits in the range: SK Safety Base Kit and SK Dual Protect Kit. Both support Novells SFT III Mirrored Server Link (MSL) through SKs third-generation 100 Mbit/s FDDI cards.

Customers may choose from high-performance SK FDDI cards for EISA PCs (SK-NET FDDI-FE), for PCI (SK-NEt FDDI-FP) or SKs unique Microchannel (SK-NET FDDI-FM) solution. Any option guarantees optimal fault recovery and interference immunity through the dependability of fibre optic cabling, dual-redundant FDDI ring or Dual Homing.

The SK Safety Base Kit includes two SK-NET FDDI cards (FE, FP or FM) and one FDDI five metre long cable with connectors. The SK Dual Protect Kit offers additional security by means of the FDDI-DAS Option. This kit includes two SK-NET FDDI cards (FE, FP or FM), two FDDI-DAS Options and two FDDI five metre long cable with connectors. Both kits include drivers.

Richard Young, Managing Director of CI Systems, says: "A powerful advantage of SysKonnect technology is the ability to install multiple server pairs on the FDDI ring and the optional inclusion of a standby server in the server pool. The standby server, in the event of a failure, can become the twin of any of the primary servers on the ring.

"Further benefits of SK SFT III Kits include the ability to use existing FDDI cabling structures for connections and cover wide geographic ranges (up to 2 km between stations)."

For VME and Multibus II-based systems, or any offering a PMC host carrier, CI Systems also offer a FDDI network adapter for PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card).

* SysKonnect network interface adapters are manufactured in Germany by SysKonnect, a leader in high-performance products and components for high-speed networks. According to IDC, SysKonnect commands 44% of the European NIC market and shares top position worldwide according to Dataquest.

CI Systems is a Cape Town based company specialising in real-time networking solutions for mission-critical applications.