Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage

Designed for ease of use in high-performance SAN environments


Cisco MDS 9148 for small, midrange and large enterprise customers

The Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage Multilayer Fabric Switch (2417-C48) is designed to provide an affordable, highly capable and scalable storage networking solution for small, midrange and large enterprise customers. The switch provides line rate 8 Gbps ports with high-performance, high-density, and enterprise-class availability. The switch is designed to offer outstanding value by providing flexibility, high availability, security, and ease of use at an affordable price in a compact 1RU form factor. With the ability to expand from 16 to 48 ports in eight-port increments, the Cisco MDS 9148 can be used as the foundation for small, stand-alone SANs, as a top-of-rack switch, or as an edge switch in larger core-edge SAN infrastructures.

The Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch is designed to support quick configuration with zero-touch plug-and-play features and task wizards that allow it to be deployed quickly and easily in networks of any size. Powered by Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Software, it includes advanced storage networking features and functions and is compatible with Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Switches, providing transparent, end-to-end service delivery in core-edge deployments.

Fabric connectivity capabilities can be the basis for infrastructure simplification solutions for IBM System i, System p and System x servers and storage consolidation and high availability server clustering with IBM System Storage disk storage arrays. Business continuity capabilities can help businesses protect valuable data with IBM System Storage tape subsystems and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) data protection software.

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