News

QLogic Unveils 2 Gigabit SAN

QLogic Corp. today unveiled a 2 Gigabit SAN infrastructure, consisting of scalable products ranging from single-chip PCI-Fibre Channel controllers and host adapter boards for server and storage end nodes, to edge switches for work groups, and high port count director class switches for enterprise-class data centers.

The SANbox2 family includes 16 and 32 port edge switches for fabric connections to servers, storage devices, directors, and other switches on the SAN. SANbox2 products have network storage capability at distances in excess of 100 km, offer extended multi-stage fabric capabilities, and are scalable to over seven million nodes.

The family includes dual power supplies for built-in high availability and In-Band and Out-of-Band management utilities. The core technology in the edge switches will be available to the marketplace as embedded chip and board level products.

SANbox2 directors complement the currently available 1 Gigabit QLogic SANbox 64 port Director. SANbox2 directors offer up to 256 ports, managed as a single image with zero degradation in performance in the event of a failure.

In addition to the SANbox2 products, QLogic is also offering ISP Fibre Channel chip architecture, host bus adapters, and tape drives and hard drives for a complete SAN architecture. – Isaac Slepner

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Microsoft Shifting Away from Office 365 Brand Name in April

    Microsoft on Monday announced coming product naming changes, where "Office 365" is mostly getting replaced by the "Microsoft 365" brand.

  • Microsoft Grows Services Amid COVID-19

    Microsoft in a Saturday announcement recapped how its services have been affected by "shelter-in-place" governmental mandates in the last week, providing details on growth stats and prioritizations.

  • Microsoft Adds 6 More Months to Expiring Certification Programs

    Microsoft has announced an extension to the end date of three certification programs slated for retirement.

  • Microsoft's Surface Pro X: It's Like the Surface RT, But Better

    There's a lot about the Surface Pro X that's reminiscent of the ill-fated Surface RT. But despite the similarities, this might just be one of the rare cases where the sequel is better than the original.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.