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Qlogic Makes SANbox2 Available

QLogic Corp. today announced it is now shipping its SANbox2(TM) 16 port Fibre Channel switches to OEM customers. According to the company, SANbox2 operates at 2 Gigabits per second, which is double the throughput speed and twice as many ports in the same form factor and at the same price as existing 1 Gigabit switch products.

"The SAN market is clearly moving to a new level of performance with the availability of 2 Gigabit products," said Dave Hubbard, vice president and general manager of QLogic's Switch Products Group. "The QLogic SANbox2 delivers 2 Gigabit performance now at 1 Gigabit prices, and it protects customers' investments in 1 Gigabit technology by delivering optimal performance with both 1 Gigabit and 2 Gigabit devices. With the only complete infrastructure of 2 Gigabit switches, chips and host bus adapters, QLogic knows SANs from end-to-end, offering superior compatibility with all other leading SAN solutions."

The SANbox2 is part of QLogic's complete suite of end-to-end infrastructure products for scaleable, interoperable 2 Gigabit SAN solutions. It is aimed at solving the SAN market's biggest challenges, interoperability and management. The company says it has been tested for interoperability and administered by a complementary SAN management software platform. http://www.qlogic.com