Many clients successfully use Ethernet and Fibre Channel connectivity from their servers to their LAN and SAN.
These clients are seeking ways to reduce the cost and complexity of these environments by using the capabilities of
Ethernet and Fibre Channel convergence.
The RackSwitch™ G8264CS top-of-rack switch (shown in Figure 1) offers the benefits of a converged infrastructure.
As part of its forward thinking design, this switch has flexibility for future growth and expansion. This switch is ideal
for clients who are looking to connect to existing SANs and clients who want native Fibre Channel connectivity, in
addition to support for such protocols as Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI.
The RackSwitch G8264CS includes the following highlights:
Lossless Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and FCoE in one switch
36 SFP+ ports supporting 1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet
Flexibility with 12 Omni Ports that support 10 Gb Ethernet or 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel connections
Ideal for clients looking to aggregate FC or FCoE traffic with the ability to connect to existing SANs
Future-proofed with four 40 Gb QSFP+ ports
Low cost, low complexity, and simpler deployment and management
Figure 1. RackSwitch G8264CS
Did you know?
The RackSwitch G8264CS simplifies deployment with its innovative and flexible Omni Port technology. The 12 Omni
Ports on the G8264CS give clients the flexibility to choose a 10 Gb Ethernet, 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel, or both for
upstream connections. In FC mode, Omni Ports provide convenient access to FC storage. The Omni Port technology
that is provided on the G8264CS helps consolidate enterprise storage, networking, data, and management onto a
simple-to-manage, efficient, and cost-effective single fabric. Also, the G8264CS can be used to create 252-node
PODs or clusters with Flex System Interconnect Fabric.
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