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QLogic Corp. has introduced the newest member of its SANbox2 family of Fibre Channel switches.
Targeted at small to medium sized enterprises, the company said the SANbox2 8-port switch is designed from the ground up to deliver the price/performance of 1Gb Ethernet switches with an expected street price of $5,000
QLogic said the 2Gb SANbox2 8-port switch incorporates the same architecture as the SANbox2 16-port switch for plug compatibility with servers, storage, switches and software that have already been certified with SANbox2 16-port switches. The company also said the ultra SANbox2 8-port switch features a full suite of switch and host bus adapter (HBA) management software at no additional charge. The single field-replaceable-unit (FRU) is suitable for a rack or desktop and for easy service and is slatedto be available in quantity in April 2002.