HP STORAGEWORKS 8/24 BASE 16 PORTS ENABLED SAN SWITCH
Product Code: AM868B
- Product Description
The HP 8/24 SAN switch addresses the needs of SMB organizations as well as large enterprises by functioning as a standalone core switch or as lower-cost edge switch in large core-to-edge tiered storage networks. The 8/24 SAN switches provides unprecedented investment protection. Auto-sensing ports that support backward compatibility with 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec devices significantly reduce deployment complexity and costs, while providing compatibility with installed devices. Organizations that do not require 8 Gbit/sec interfaces can populate the new switches with 4 Gbit/sec SFPs, while preserving their ability to easily upgrade to 8 Gbit/sec SFPs in the future. The 8/24 SAN Switch with 24 enabled ports may be deployed as a full-fabric switch or in Access Gateway mode, which provides connectivity into any SAN (the default mode setting is a switch). Access Gateway mode utilizes NPIV switch standards to present Fibre Channel connections as logical devices to SAN fabrics.
• Includes simultaneous wire-speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 384 Gbit/sec full duplex.
• Comes with 16 enabled ports and supports “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to 24 enabled ports.
• Optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to all available paths in the fabric.
• Delivers low latency, power efficiency, and high reliability while providing a highly scalable and flexible platform for advanced fabric services.