IBM System Networking

Accelerate deployment and optimize efficiency with a simplified fabric infrastructure

IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS

The RackSwitch™ G8264CS simplifies deployment and future growth with its Omni Ports giving clients the choice of 10 Gb Ethernet, 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel or both for upstream connections. It combines state of the art 1.28 Tbps throughput in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

Warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency 1.28 Tbps/Low latency
Ports 36 × 10 GbE SFP+, 12 Omni Ports, 4 × 40 GbE QSFP+
Redundancy Redundant hot-swap power and fans standard

IBM Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch

Provides unsurpassed convergence flexibility, scalability and performance, while delivering networking innovations to help clients address today’s converged networking requirement and their potential future needs.

Ports 10 Gb Ethernet to each compute/storage node
Upstream ability to connect at 1/10/40 Gb Ethernet or 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel
Technology 4 Gb and 8 Gb Fibre Channel
40 Gb, 10 Gb and 1 Gb Ethernet
System Networking

Brocade VDX 6730 Switch for IBM

The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch for IBM connects to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, iSCSI and NAS storage providing unified Ethernet storage connectivity options.

Form Factor 1U or 2U
Ports VDX 6730-32 with 24 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 8 x 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports VDX 6730-76 with 60 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 16 x 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports
Redundancy Redundant power and fans standard
Warrantly 1-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades


IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.


The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.