The 8/8 Base SAN Switch is targeted for small to medium sized enterprises and are ideal for entry-level SANs, and as an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. The 8/8 Base SAN Switch provides SAN connectivity that simplifies IT management infrastructures, improves system performance, maximizes the value of virtual server deployments, and reduces overall storage costs. The 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel 8/8 Base SAN Switch provides an affordable single-switch solution for a new, small SAN installation and connects to storage and servers only. An optional Full Fabric SAN scaling license provides connectivity to other switches. The 8/8 SAN Switch comes with a Full Fabric license and may be connected to multiple switches. Both 8 port switches provide growth options with Ports On Demand, the ability to non-disruptively to a max of 24 enabled ports.