Demartek Publishes Article on SAN Consolidation With Director-Class Switches
Dennis Martin, 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:
- Determine the type of FC devices that are connected
- Handle FC zoning functions
- Typically allow connections to other Fibre Channel switches to extend the storage network
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...
The complete article is available at: SearchStorage.com.