By Victor Ng | Jul 3, 2010
High performance got them in the game
QLogic 5802V Fibre Channel stackable switches were selected by virtue of their innovative product design, high performance, high availability, and affordability. The unique stackability feature of the 5802V Series enables the switches to be interconnected easily and cost-effectively via four dedicated 20Gb ISLs.
The stacking advantage ensures that no 8Gb switch ports are sacrificed for connecting switches, but rather are entirely available for server and storage connectivity. 20Gb ISL connectivity is available as an easy-to-activate license option via software key. When upgraded, each 20Gb stacking connection can handle inter-switch traffic of up to three 8Gb links running at full speed.
In combination with QLogic’s Virtual Lane technology, which automatically pools multiple stack-interconnects to form a single, virtual lane between stackable switches, available bandwidth can be increased up to 100Gb.
Deployment of the QLogic 5802V Series Fibre Channel Switches therefore increases SAN performance while simultaneously lowering cabling, interconnect and administration complexity. This reduces Capex and --even more importantly today -- Opex, as well; criteria which played a major role in the selection of this technical infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup.