Sun Makes Changes to Switch Lineup
Customers of Sun Microsystems' storage hardware now have three new Fibre Channel switching options.Customers of Sun Microsystems Inc.s storage hardware now have three new Fibre Channel switching options. The new switches, all with 2G-bps throughput, are Brocade Communications Systems Inc.s 8-port SilkWorm 3200, 16-port SilkWorm 3800, and 128-port SilkWorm 12000, officials said. They work with Suns own midrange hardwarethe StorEdge 3900, 6900, T3, and A5200and with Hitachi Ltd.s high-end arrays, which Sun resells as the StorEdge 9970 and 9980.
The switches, from San Jose, Calif.-based Brocade, are upgrades to Suns product line, officials said. Sun, of Palo Alto, Calif., began offering 2G-bps switches initially from QLogic Corp., of Aliso Viejo, Calif., last fall.