High performance and manageability for SANs
The Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage provides 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 Gbps Fibre Channel switch connectivity and intelligent network services to help improve the security, performance and manageability required to consolidate geographically dispersed storage devices into a large enterprise SAN.
Improved internal bandwidth for higher scalability
The Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage utilizes two Supervisor-2 Modules to support high availability and performance. The Supervisor-2 Module combines an intelligent control module and a high-performance crossbar switch fabric in a single unit. It uses Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) multipath routing, which supports load balancing across a maximum of 16 equal-cost paths that dynamically reroute traffic if a switch fails.