QLogic Ships First 2 Gigabit Switches into Distribution Channel

QLogic Corp., a SAN infrastructure provider, today announced it is now shipping its SANbox2(TM) 16 port Fibre Channel switches to distribution partners such as Bell Microproducts, Consan and Tech Data Corporation. The SANbox2 switch joins QLogic’s SANblade 2300 Series host bus adapters to complete an end-to-end 2 gigabit SAN infrastructure.

With auto-sensing and self-configuring ports, QLogic says its SANbox2 products protect customers’ existing technology investments and simplify installation by operating with both 1 Gigabit and 2 Gigabit devices. QLogic SANbox2 switches also maintain compatibility with legacy and competitive products.

“The SANbox2 offers 2 gigabit performance at 1 gigabit prices, making it a highly compelling value to resellers,” said Roy Appelbaum, vice president and general manager of networking and high-end storage technologies, Tech Data Corporation. “Solutions providers and VARs can now work with Tech Data to begin upgrading their storage networking solutions to the next wave of Fibre Channel technology with QLogic’s end-to-end 2 Gigabit Fibre Channel solutions from SANblade 2300 Series host bus adapters to the SANbox2 16 port Fibre Channel switch.”

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