OnPath Offers FC Switch Module

OnPATH Technologies unveils industry's largest Fibre Channel switch

October 23, 2008

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MARLTON, N.J. -- OnPATH Technologies, the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure switch solutions that enable companies to automate and virtualize their physical infrastructure layer, today introduced the industrys first 8Gbps switch module for Enterprise-class physical layer switching.

The new 8Gb Fibre Channel port interface module automatically operates at all of the industry standard 8, 4, 2 and 1Gbps Fibre Channel speeds, based on the device connected. Each switch port uses a small form pluggable (SFP+) interface to connect at any mix of Fibre Channel speeds. The SFP+ modularity also supports both multi-mode and single-mode optical fiber, which provides media conversion functionality where needed.

"8Gb Fibre Channel allows data centers to optimize resource usage and enable more traffic with less cables, which improves IT efficiency and service delivery,” said Greg Schulz, founder StorageIO and author of "The Green and Virtual Data Center" (Auerbach). “Leveraging intelligent automated cable switching and management further enhances an IT organization’s ability to address management costs and productivity while also putting a dent in cooling costs, which on average accounts for 50% of data center power consumption. Combining network virtualization with higher speed Fibre Channel solutions provides a win-win combination.”

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