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4-Gig for Show

PHOENIX -- Storage gear designed for 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel networks is on display here at the Storage Networking World tradeshow. But sources remain divided over just how big a market this will be and when, if ever, it will materialize.

Vendors of 4-Gbit/s equipment say their ability to offer products at a cost comparable to that of 2-Gbit/s Fibre Channel kit is giving the new speed a boost, though widespread deployment is still an open question. Following is a list of the latest "pro 4-Gbit/s" announcements here in Phoenix:


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