QLogic, HP Team Up to Offer 8Gb Fibre Channel Stackable Switches

Paul Lilly

QLogic recently announced that HP will add stackable QLogic 8Gbps Fibre Channel SAN switches to its server and storage portfolio for small and midsized businesses.

"QLogic continues to innovate and lead the way in Fibre Channel stackable switch solutions," said Jesse Parker, vice president and general manager, Network Solutions Group, QLogic. "Our 8Gb Fibre Channel switches provide industry-leading performance while allowing businesses to build scalable SANs with minimal business disruption at considerably lower costs and significantly reduced complexity."

The new switches, which come with 20 Fibre Channel ports on each one, are expected to replace Cisco's 4GB units , though not all at once. QLogic's switches can be stacked up to six per cluster, giving businesses 120 ports and up to 24 20Gbps interswitch link ports.

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