SAN fabric

Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5


The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch provides outstanding price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch.

Ports 12 and 24 ports with “ports-on-demand” scalability
Link speeds 2, 4, 8 and 16 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Microsoft Windows, Linux, AIX, other selected operating systems

IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express


A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel (FC) SAN switch which enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. The SAN24B-4 Express supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualization with virtual data paths across a single FC link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.

Ports 8, 16 and 24 ports with “Ports on Demand” scalability
Performance 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, Unix®, Linux™, AIX®, OS/400™

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