Brocade lowers Fibre Channel switch prices
Good news for large sites getting ready to implement Fibre Channel storage networks: Brocade Communications recently dropped the prices of its SilkWorm Fibre Channel switches, bringing the cost down to $1,875 per port.
Brocade also enhanced SilkWorm with an FL_Port to provide connectivity to FC-AL devices. With the FL_Port and G_Port options, the switch can provide links directly to servers or disk arrays, for cascading switches, and to hub and JBOD devices in the same configuration. Contact Brocade Communications Systems Inc. at (408) 487-8000,