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IBM SAN products and solutions provide integrated SMB and enterprise SAN solutions with multi-protocol local, campus, metropolitan and global storage networking. Learn more (US)

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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Networking is a director-class storage area network (SAN) switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking addresses the rigorous requirements of large, virtualised data centre (DC) storage environments with high availability (HA), scalability, flexibility, security, ease of management and transparent integration of new technologies.

IBM System Networking SAN96B-5

SAN96B-5 is a high-density, purpose-built, foundational building block for large and growing storage area network (SAN) infrastructures. It is designed to provide a highly resilient, scalable and simplified network infrastructure for storage. By delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology and capabilities with 16 gigabit per second (Gbps) performance, SAN96B-5 meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and highly virtualised private and hybrid cloud storage environments.

SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 Fabric Backbones

The IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 backbones are among the new generation of Fibre Channel switching infrastructures, providing one of the most reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for private cloud storage and highly virtualised environments.

SAN48B-5 Switch

The IBM System Storage SAN48B-5 SAN switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud storage environments by delivering 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology and capabilities that support highly virtualised environments.

Cisco MDS 9500 (US), Cisco MDS 9222i and Cisco MDS 9148

New Cisco features enhance speed, flexibility and security for the MDS.

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