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SBODs - Switched Backends

Discussion created by Legacy HDS Forums on Oct 22, 2006
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2007 by Legacy HDS Forums

Originally posted by: webfox



A lot storage vendors seems to be moving to switched backends i.e the disks instead of hanging off FC-AL hang off a switch.

Netapp is using Emulex's SOC in their arrays
[url="http://www.emulex.com/products/fcswitch/embedded_storage_switch.html"]http://www.emulex.com/products/fcswitch/em...age_switch.html[/url]

Does this architecture buy anything ?

On advantage that I see right away is reduced drive rebuild times particularly for RAID6.

Please post your thoughts

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