The IBM® System Storage SAN06B-R extension switch leverages advanced Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) technology to provide a fast, highly reliable, cost-effective network infrastructure for remote data replication, backup and migration. Whether configured for simple point-to-point or comprehensive multisite SAN extension, the SAN06B-R extension switch addresses the most demanding business continuity, compliance and global data access requirements. Up to 16 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) FC ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide the FC and FCIP bandwidth, port density and throughput required to help maximise application performance over WAN links.
A scalable, flexible SAN extension platform
The SAN06B-R switch provides an ideal platform for building or expanding a high performance SAN extension infrastructure for disaster recovery (DR), data protection and data mobility storage solutions. It leverages cost-effective IP WAN transport to extend open systems and mainframe disk and tape storage applications over distances that would otherwise be impossible, impractical or too expensive with standard FC connections.
Available in two configurations, SAN06B-R supports a variety of architectures and deployment models to address current and future SAN extension requirements. A broad range of optional advanced extension, IBM fibre conection (FICON) and SAN fabric services are available to address the most challenging extension and storage networking requirements.
|Up to 8 Gbps full-duplex FC performance|
|Ports auto-negotiate to 8, 4, 2 or 1 Gbps|
|Up to 1 GbE|
|Advanced application specific integrated circuits (ASIC)|
|Hot swappable, load sharing power supply/dual-fan modules|
|FCIP Tunneling Service|
|Fabric Vision technology|
|Hot-swappable components||Small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers, power supply/dual-fan modules|
|Warranty||One year; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite; next business day response, warranty service upgrades are available|
|Optional features||8 Gbps Advanced Extension, Port Activation, Adaptive Networking, FICON Accelerator, Extended Fabric, Fabric Watch, inter switch link (ISL) Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Integrated Routing, Server Application Optimisation, FICON with control unit port (CUP) Activation, Fabric Vision and the Enterprise Bundle*|
|Size||Width: 43.18 cm (7.00 in.); Depth: 64.14 cm (25.25 in.); Height: 4.45 cm (1.75 in.)|
|Weight||10.9 kg (24 lb) with two power supplies and zero small form-factor pluggables (SFP)|
* The Enterprise Bundle includes Advanced Performance Monitor, ISL Trunking Activation, Adaptive Networking, Fabric Watch and Fabric Vision.