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.