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  • intelligent switch

    An intelligent switch is a high-level storage area network (SAN) routing switch that provides features such as storage virtualization, quality of service (QoS), remote mirroring, data sharing, protocol conversion, and advanced security. 

  • switch-on-a-chip (SOC)

    A switch-on-a-chip (SOC) is a network - typically a storage network - switch (a device that channels incoming data flow from any of multiple input ports to the output port appropriate for its destination) that is built into a single microchip (integr... 

  • switching fabric

    Switching fabric is the combination of hardware and software that moves data coming in to a network node out by the correct port (door) to the next node in the network. 

  • McData: Strategic Vendor Series

    Our latest Strategic Vendor Series looks at the strengths and weaknesses of McData and what the company needs to do to fight off Cisco. 

  • Storage area network quiz

    It's all about the storage area network (SAN) -- man. The more you know, the easier it is. Take our SAN quiz and find out where you stand as a SAN guru. 

  • Fast Guide: Advanced SAN

    Now that you're beyond the basics of SAN and into more complex configuration solutions, troubleshooting performance issues, strategies and management tasks, take a look at our Fast Guide to Advanced SAN. We're sure you'll find the answers and help yo... 

  • Tech Roundup: Intelligent switches

    Intelligent switches are still evolving, but analysts predict more deployments in the next year as users are catching onto the benefits. 

  • Cisco storage chiefs retire en masse

    Cisco announced that Cafiero, Jiandani, Jain and Mazzola are retiring, leaving the company's storage business without proven leaders just as the business gains a foothold. 

  • Storage Clips: Dell to use McData switch

    Dell is the latest to join McData's list of partners among server vendors; IBM group eyes data security standards; LeftHand and TimeSpring also announce new partnerships. 

  • Cisco in talks to acquire EMC?

    Summary: Word has it Cisco is considering a $43 billion acquisition of EMC. With all the storage mergers going on, is this possible?