Director-class switch

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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Today, most enterprises use a single director-class switch for their core networking rather than multiple lower performance devices.
This architecture is achieved by purchasing a high-availability, high-performance director-class switch as the core switch, and connecting existing switches to the director.
The MaXXan MXV320 based on the SANe architecture dramatically simplifies storage networks by integrating a highly scalable director-class switch with mission-critical storage applications.
The implementation of a director-class switch was also preferred t o an initial more simple switch-based solution as the bank's break-even point settled to just over 24 months, and this is without accounting for operational and management overhead.
As a mid-size 40 Gb/s switching solution, the Grid Director 4200 is designed to provide an excellent price-performance ratio for mid-size clusters, along with the reliability and manageability expected from a director-class switch.
NASDAQ: VOLT), a leading provider of scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, today announced a 40 Gb/s InfiniBand director-class switch, the Grid Director 4700, which offers the lowest latency in the industry.
The MaXXan MXV320 simplifies storage networks by integrating a highly scalable director-class switch with mission-critical storage applications such as disaster recovery, virtualization and NAS.
The MaXXan MXV320 dramatically simplifies storage networks by integrating a highly scalable director-class switch with mission-critical storage applications.
But the average price of a director-class switch like Brocade's is only about $5,000 per port.

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