HP 8/80 SAN Switch is ideal for medium-to-large-sized organizations that need a scalable and high-availability solution to meet rapidly evolving storage requirements. When deployed as a core SAN fabric switch, the fully enabled 80 port SAN Switch provides a single-switch core footprint that is ideal for SAN fan-out using lower-density B-series switches. The 8/80 SAN Switch features a non-blocking architecture with as many as 80 ports concurrently active at 8 Gb/s full duplex providing an aggregate bandwidth of 1280 Gb/s.

Optional Integrated Routing provides selective device sharing while maintaining remote fabric isolation for higher levels of scalability and fault isolation. The Power Pack+ software provides the SAN administrator with the necessary tools to monitor the health and performance of the network through a single pane of glass. Enhanced capabilities ensures ample bandwidth for mission-critical applications.        

Features

High Performance

Includes simultaneous wire-speed support for all ports to provide a high-performance system with aggregate bandwidth of up to 1280 Gb/s full duplex
Enables rapid deployment with minimal configuration in existing environments; provides the highest performance available, with complete backward and forward investment protection
Enables “pay-as-you-grow” non disruptive scalability from 48 to 80 ports for easy, scalable growth in highly dynamic business environments
Flexible options for connectivity with either Fibre Channel or FICON

High Scalability

Simplifies SAN management, negating the need to map application performance requirements to port speeds
Optional software improves scalability and fault isolation on a per-port basis; delivers architecture flexibility, negating the need to deploy a dedicated routing platform or consume director slots
Allows up to eight ports (at 2, 4, or 8 Gb/s speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a single logical ISL with a speed of up to 64 Gb/s (128 Gb/s full duplex) for optimal bandwidth utilization and load balancing

Improved TCO

Optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to all available paths in the fabric
Single code stream supports the entire B-series portfolio, providing full forward and backward compatibility among B-series SAN switches and simplifying maintenance and software upgrades
Advanced fabric services to optimize SAN performance and resource utilization

Investment Protection

Delivers low latency, power efficiency, and high reliability while providing a highly scalable and flexible platform for advanced fabric services


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