If your data center is like most, you've probably got a fair number of rogue servers in place. These are devices that are not connected to the FC SAN, so they can only rely on internal storage and can't really play a part in load balancing and other management tasks.
But a new system from SANRAD Inc. is said to make connecting to FC quick and easy. The V-Switch 3400 provides embedded StoragePro software and iSCSI-to-FC conversion, letting you connect literally hundreds of rogues to an FC network at the drop of a hat.
The company claims its device can link servers to a SAN at one-tenth the cost of traditional Fibre Channel.