Provides 32-Gbps line-rate, non-blocking, predictable, low-latency performance across all traffic conditions for every Fibre Channel port in the switch.
Provides optional redundancy on all major components such as power supply and fan. Dual power supplies allow power grid redundancy.
Provides an option to deploy as few as eight 32-Gbps Fibre Channel ports in the entry-level variant, which can grow by eight ports to 16 ports and thereafter with a port expansion module with sixteen 32-Gbps ports, to up to 32 ports. This results in lower initial investment and power consumption for entry-level configurations of up to 16 ports when compared with a fully loaded switch. This also reduces the overhead of managing multiple instances of port activation licenses on the switch.
Capital Expenditure (CapEx) savings
Allows users to deploy on existing 16/8/4-Gbps transceivers, reducing capital expenditure with an option to upgrade to 32-Gbps transceivers and adapters in the future.
Benefits both small-scale and large-scale SAN deployments
Small-scale SAN architectures can be built from the ground up using a low-cost, non-blocking, line-rate and low-latency fixed standalone SAN switch connecting both storage and host ports. Medium- to large-scale SAN architectures built with SAN core directors can expand 32-Gbps connectivity to the server rack using these switches either in switch mode or Network Port Virtualization mode.