Vixel ships 8-port FC switch
Available next month through Vixel?s OEMs and distributors, the 8100 Fibre Channel switch ships with SAN InSite management software that can be used to manage hubs and switches in both arbitrated loops and switch fabrics. The hub is based on a non-blocking architecture and buffering for up to 32 maximum size frames per port. The 8100 also supports zoning, which allows disparate operating systems, resources, or departments to attach to a single switch with communications restricted to assigned zones. Suggested list price: $8,495. Separately, IBM last month announced it will sell Fibre Channel hubs based on Vixel technology.