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Demartek Publishes Article on SAN Consolidation With Director-Class Switches

April 2010

, Demartek President, has written an article describing Fibre Channel Director-Class Switches. A single director-class switch can replace multiple smaller switches while offering growth flexibility, high availability and a bevy of advanced features.

The heart of any Fibre Channel storage-area network (FC SAN) is the switching equipment that connects the host servers with the storage systems. This switching equipment performs basic connectivity between FC devices and can also:

There are two basic classes of FC switching equipment: directors and switches. And while they both perform the same fundamental functions, there are significant differences between the two switch classes...

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