Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Storage Networking SAN portfolio ready to support Virtualisation, Cloud and Big data requirements


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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IBM Network Advisor v12.4 - Continued consolidation, proactive monitoring & configuration policy management

IBM Network Advisor simplifies storage network management and helps organisations proactively diagnose and troubleshoot issues to maximise uptime, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Customisable, browser-accessible dashboards represent data from discovered devices, including advanced diagnostic information delivered through integration with Fabric Vision technology1. As network issues arise, teams can drill down through the user-friendly interface for more details and rapidly identify, diagnose and troubleshoot problems before operations are affected.

IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 - Fast flexible connection between directors located at campus level distances

IBM System Storage® SAN768B-2 and IBM System Storage SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure offerings. They provide reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. These fabric backbones also offer enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON® connectivity, delivering a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM System z® servers.

The new 2 km ICL kit enables campus level distances for large cloud data centres, allowing increased flexibility and performance.

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is an optimised platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities normally available only on director-class switches, MDS 9250i is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs as well as large-scale SANs in conjunction with the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director.

MDS 9250i offers up to 40 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, two 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet IP storage services ports and eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) ports in a fixed, two-rack-unit (2RU) form factor. MDS 9250i connects to existing native Fibre Channel networks, protecting current investments in storage networks.

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch and Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage now offer FICON support

Learn more: IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-056 (US)

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Enterprise SAN directors

For highest availability and scalability enterprise solutions.

Mid-range SAN switches

For scalable, affordable SMB and enterprise solutions.

Entry SAN switches

For simple, affordable small and medium business (SMB) solutions.

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The Network Matters for Disaster Recovery

The IBM System Storage SAN42B-R Extension Switch with Fabric Vision technology delivers increased performance, continuous availability , and simplified monitoring required for always-on business operations.

IBM FlashSystem with Brocade Gen5 SAN

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