Force10 Gets Dense
By increasing the number of ports offered on the devices, users can hook more and more servers and storage together and then scale up and down as resources are needed.
But Force10 is not the only vendor looking to bag density bragging rights. Rival Foundry Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY), for example, recently unveiled its new RX-16 switch, offering up to 64 ports of 10-Gbit/s Ethernet, eight more than Force10 previously offered on its E1200. (See Foundry Flashes New Hardware and Force10 Does the Density Dance.)
Now it’s Force10’s turn to do the density dance. The new line cards push the E1200’s density from 56 to a whopping 244 ports. But who needs it?
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— James Rogers, Senior Editor, Byte and Switch