Ancor`s FC switch: $1,250 per port
As evidence of falling prices for Fibre Channel switches, Ancor Communications` latest addition to its GigWorks MKII line of Fibre Channel switches is an eight-port version priced at $1,250 per port, which approaches the cost of managed Fibre Channel hubs. Features of the MKII-8 include SNMP and Web-based management, hard and soft zoning, and self-configuring ports (arbitrated loop, point-to-point, or switch-to-switch modes). Ancor officials claim a switch latency of approximately 500 nanoseconds. www.ancor.com.