QLogics New Transparent Router Functionality

QLogics new transparent router functionality turns the HP StorageWorks 8/20q fibre channel switch in a fabric-ALLROUNDER easy connection of the HP StorageWorks 8/20q fibre channel switches with HP B-series fabrics the new QLogic transparent router – (TR) is technology now integral part of the 8 Gbit / s HP StorageWorks 8/20q fibre channel switches. Compatibility issues arising from the merger of heterogeneous switches on a thing of the past. The principle is simple: the connection of switches is not more usual I/o ports, but any active TR ports configured HP StorageWorks 8/20q fibre channel switch ports. This ensures smooth interaction and the availability of a maximum feature set, at the same time decreasing the support and management costs. The recently introduced 8-port 8/20q fibre channel switch is already equipped with the QLogic TR feature and represents an affordable option for small and medium-sized enterprises. Switching on the glass switch” the advantage that HP StorageWorks 8/20q easily connect fibre channel switches with HP B-series switch and the storage networks connected together allow IT managers. HP Server and storage resources can be assigned to both fabrics.

the customer decides which devices it wants to link via the 8/20q TR ports on the SAN. This increases the level of security compared to conventional methods used for the merger of fabrics. Even in virtualized blade server environments configuration of the HP StorageWorks 8/20q fibre channel switch ports as TR port pays off fully, as the industry-standard NPIV is supported in this case. 8 Gbit/s switches from QLogic QLogic SANbox fibre channel products support a high speed 8 GB / s, at the same time, they are easy to use and ideal for the integration in medium-sized or large enterprise storage networks. The HP StorageWorks 8/20q fibre channel switch is based on the same technology and is part of the HP StorageWorks 8 Gbit/s simple SAN connection kit.

Quotes benefit companies that already available low-cost solutions to connect servers and storage, they can maximize the profitability of their investments in the storage area network. The usage of HP 8/20q fibre channel switch with integrated QLogic TR features allows them to control costs and improve productivity. This is primarily because that switches easier to manage thanks to the new function and SAN infrastructures scale as needed can be.” Kyle Fitz, Director of marketing, storage platform Division HP stands with the introduction of the TR features customers now one another and also less costly way open, to simply and safely expand your storage area network. Companies can start using an 8-port 8/20q fibre channel switch. As soon as she would require more storage capacity or connect other components for redundancy, only more active ports as TR ports must be configured. This will affect the existing SAN infrastructure in any way, as no additional router are required.