The StorageWorks SAN 2/16 Switch is a 2 Gb transfer speed Fibre Channel SAN Fabric Switch featuring the optional ability to trunk or aggregate the throughput of up to four inter switch ports. With sixteen ports, users will be able to create up to four 8 Gb Trunked ISLs between two or more similar 2 Gb switches. It also features the new, optional SFP (Small-Form-Factor-Pluggable) connectors, which allow for higher port density than was available using GBICs. The higher speed, coupled with the optional trunking feature, will allow users to install these switches in pairs for use as high speed backbone devices for joining SAN islands with little to no performance degradation. The increased performance of these switches also is appropriate where high throughput needs exist, such as video streaming, intensive on-line transaction processing (OLTP), and medical imaging. The SAN Switch 2/16 combines 1 Gb and 2 Gb Fibre Channel throughput with new features that greatly enhance switch operation.
Product Title: HP (Hewlett-Packard) StorageWorks San Switch 2/16
Manufacturer: HP (Hewlett-Packard)