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Cisco MDS 9124 Fibre Channel Switch

Price
£2,098

Verdict

Cisco's latest FC switch shows that SANs don't have to be expensive or complex to manage. The base price includes a lot of features other vendors would charge extra for and the port licensing scheme makes it highly flexible.

1U rack mount chassis
24 4Gbps FC ports
Supports 4/2/1Gbps SFPs
1GHz FreeScale MPC8541E
512MB SDRAM memory
256MB CompactFlash
RJ-45 serial port
10/100 Ethernet management port
Base price includes 8-port activation license, support for 16 VSANs, 16 buffer credits per port, Cisco Fabric Manager, Cisco Device Manager.

Options:
8-port activation license, £1,154
4Gbps SFP, £63
Redundant power supply, £236

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