Gadzoox extends SANs
This month, Gadzoox Networks will begin shipping Fibre Channel hubs and switches that will allow users to expand their storage area networks (SANs).
Gadzoox`s Gibraltar GS hub has 12 managed ports that can be configured with copper or fiber-optic Gigabit Interface Converters. Gibraltar GS is priced at $6,000, or $500 per port. Fiber optic upgrades are $450 per port.
At the high end, Gadzoox introduced the Denali Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) area switch. Denali works with Gadzoox`s managed Gibraltar hubs or unmanaged BitStrip hubs. Each switch supports up to 378 nodes. Price: $10,000 to $12,000. Fiber-optic upgrades are $450 per port. Beta versions are available this month, with volume shipments scheduled for the second quarter of next year.
The Gibraltar hub and Denali switch can be managed with Gadzoox`s Ventana software, introduced earlier this year.
Gadzoox OEMs include Data General`s Clariion unit, Digital Equipment, and Hewlett-Packard. Contact Gadzoox Networks at (888) 432-3222, www.gadzoox.com.--DS