Ancor debuted four low- and high-end Fibre Channel switches. Dubbed SANbox, the switches include eight-, 16- and 64-port models, and an upgradable eight-port switch for small SANs. The eight- and 16-port switches are shipping now. The 64-port Fibre Channel Director will ship early next year.
The Fibre Channel Director includes hot-swappable modules, power supplies, fans and port connectors. The 16-port switch optionally offers two redundant power supplies. Each switch can be configured to fit in an FCAL, point-to-point or cascaded, switched environment.
Pricing for Ancor's eight-port full-fabric switch starts at about $15,000, the 16-port model starts at $40,000, and the 64-port Director switch starts at $250,000.