The PI-40SAX--the third evolution of Agere's switching
chip product line--will empower telecom original equipment manufacturers of the world to revolutionize the way carriers look at their equipment and could very well be the catalyst needed to help telecommunications service providers to finally return to profitability," Eric Mantion, an analyst with In-Stat/MDR.
alone will also produce a bandwidth dividend, but only when each pair of FC-AL loops runs to a single disk shelf.
With the Westwave switch, service providers have access to the same traditional switching
functionality but with improved switching
performance and opportunity for new revenue opportunities.
Embracing the FC-AL protocol, a Loop Switch eases the addition of switching
and provides a flexible building block for continued SAN evolution and rapid depl oyment.
Further, as the complexity and diversity of the various protocols and switching
algorithms continue to grow, many OEMs must now face the need to focus on those areas where they can offer significant product differentiation with limited engineering resources.