INRANGE Technologies plans to present a 256-port Fibre Channel director at CeBIT 2002 next week in Hannover, Germany.
According to the company, with four times the capacity of any director or switch product currently shipping, the newest model of the IN-VSN FC/9000 provides users with a fully redundant, non-blocked switching core on which to manage and expand storage networks simply.
"Fibre Channel is well accepted in today's large IT shops for building SANs and for centralizing storage and storage management. Now, users are examining ways to interconnect existing SANs and build larger infrastructures," stated Arun Taneja, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Storage Group. "It is impractical to build these infrastructures with the existing low port count directors. The fact that INRANGE can provide users with a 64-port director that can seamlessly scale to 256-ports today will go a long way in paving the way to gigantic SANs resulting in simplified management and cost benefits."
The 256-port Fibre Channel director is slated to be on display at the main INRANGE booth in Hall 1, Stand 7i3. INRANGE's "core-to-edge-to-anywhere" solutions will also be featured in the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) Solutions Pavilion in Hall 16, Stand 34.