Director-class switch

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Director-class switch

A fault-tolerant Fibre Channel switch that typically has a high port count and may serve as a central switch to other fabrics. See Fibre Channel.
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It will include a full product line offering consisting of adapters, edge switches, director switch systems, and open-source fabric management and software tools.
The new high-speed fabric includes a full suite of adapters, edge switches, director switch systems, open-source fabric management and software tools, as well as on-package memory.
If there's a bank of ports or a large director switch that's handling storage resource management, archiving and remote mirroring, those pieces had better be fully redundant with no single points of failure.
For the campus, Dell introduced a new unified-campus architecture powered by the new Dell Networking C9010 Network Director switch and companion C1048P Rapid Access Node.
Cisco had a particularly strong quarter, with its recently introduced flagship MDS 9700 Director switch driving close to a 40% increase in its overall Fibre Channel switch revenues.
This is possible in a 32-port director switch rather than a 16-port fabric switch since the director does not suffer from the interswitch congestion that multiple fabric switches incur.
Voltaire FCA[TM] Enables Extreme Application Scalability; Introduces Mid-Size 40 Gb/s Director Switch for Commercial Enterprises
The components of the architecture include: -- Sun Fire(TM) E25K Server -- Sun StorageTek(TM) Flexline(TM) FLX380 Disk Storage -- Cisco 9509 Fiber Optic Director Switch -- Solaris(TM) Operating System -- Sun StorageTek QFS software for High-Speed Data Access -- Tivoli SANergy for Simultaneous Reading & Writing of Data -- Boeing Mission Systems Integration Services -- Sun Professional Services About Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
NASDAQ: VOLT) today announced that the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town, South Africa has selected a Voltaire 40 Gb/s QDR InfiniBand director switch as part of its new Sun Microsystems supercomputer.
NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics, today announced that Voltaire's new 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, 40 Gb/s QDR InfiniBand director switch, and Unified Fabric Manager[TM] software (UFM[TM]) are available from HP as part of the HP Unified Cluster Portfolio.
Switches 4-256 HP StorageWorks SAN Director Switch with hardware and software.

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