The next generation of Fibre Channel Technology is on the market: With 32 Gbit/s data rate has doubled again.
Brocade (Broadcom) has released switches that support this standard, and with high internal bandwidth also offer full performance in large storage networks.
These switches are backward compatible to 4, 8 and 16 Gbit FC technology and can thus be integrated into existing infrastructure. So they offer protection of investment in todays SANs with 4, 8 and 16 Gbit devices that at a later time will be upgraded to 32 Gbit devices.
Switches with 8 and 16 Gbit Interface are also offered.