Networking

Dueling Directors

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

Fibre Channel (FC) as a technology has been relatively static over the past 10 years, and FC switch innovation has been incremental - from bandwidth support and additional features to increased resilience and availability - culminating in the high-end FC director platform. Aside from a few failed incursions by vendors like QLogic Corp. and others, Brocade Communications Systems Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. now almost exclusively own the high-end Fibre Channel switch and director market.