Sun, which announced plans for Flash-based SSDs earlier this week, is planning a slew of new products for the second half of this year, including a high-speed 40-Gbit/s InfiniBand switch, storage blades, and a raft of server/storage combos.
We have a huge amount of action, said John Fowler, executive vice president of Suns systems division, during a media and analyst event in Boston earlier this week. Theres a huge amount of storage products kind of outside the traditional crossbar array.
These will include the successor to the 3,456-port Magnum device launched by Sun last year, which the vendor has been touting as the worlds largest InfiniBand switch.
Suns Fowler explained that Magnum is currently limited to 20-Gbit/s per port, although the vendor is now looking to double this throughput.
Were in the process of engineering the 40-Gigabit version, the next generation of Magnum, he said, adding that the souped-up InfiniBand switch will be available in the second half of 2008.