Cisco Delivers Enterprise-Class Fibre Channel Blade Switch Solution
Source: Cisco Systems
The blade server market is the fastest growing segment of the server market, with a year-to-year growth rate of 30 percent according to IDC. Server consolidation and virtualization are primary causes of the growth in blade server and blade switch deployments. In addition, the SAN attach rate for blade servers is growing at a rate of 40 percent. As blade server deployments in the data center continue to grow, IT departments must address several challenges in terms of the scalability, interoperability, any-to-any connectivity, flexibility, and availability capabilities of Fibre Channel blade switches.