managed hub

managed hub

A network hub that has intelligence built into firmware. Typically an Ethernet hub, it responds to management queries for statistics and to commands for setting the configuration. Managed Ethernet hubs evolved into managed Ethernet switches. Contrast with unmanaged hub. See intelligent hub.
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The Vixel 2100 Zoning Managed Hub delivers four 100MB/sec loops.
It said enterprises can converge TETRA, wireless and cellular signals onto a single, centrally managed hub and antenna system, using the Zinwave DAS, ensuring service levels and reducing maintenance costs.
For larger networks, several hub assemblies can be cascaded, permitting a managed hub array with up to 256 nodes.
2 miles) IBM's SAN Fibre Channel Managed Hub creates high-speed interconnections for such applications as high-availability clustering, storage consolidation, and LAN-free backup.
Gadzoox Networks Inc has signed a distribution agreement with Tech Data Corp for its Capellix 3000 switch, Gibraltar managed hub and Ventana storage area network management software products.
Under the agreement Hitachi will bundle Vixel`s 2100 Managed Hub with Zoning product with its HA8000 Series Servers line.
The price, says Brocade, is somewhere in between a managed hub and loop switch.
Managed equipment is more expensive -- about a 25% premium for the managed hub over the "dumb" one-but the savings in time over the long run will more than make up the difference.

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