Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Storage SAN portfolio ready to support Virtualization, 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)

Newest SAN offerings

IBM System Storage SAN42B-R

SAN42B-R is designed to address the most demanding disaster-recovery requirements. It helps maximize application performance over WAN links with up to twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. In addition, this enterprise-class extension switch offers "pay-as-you-grow" scalability with capacity-on-demand upgrades.

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage is an optimized platform for deploying high performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for open systems.

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking is a director-class 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, virtualized data-center storage environments with high availability, scalability, flexibility, security, ease of management and transparent integration of new technologies. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support IBM FICON® connectivity, MDS 9710 delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure designed to support fast and scalable IBM System z® servers. The MDS 9700 platform provides multi-protocol flexibility for storage area networks (SANs) delivering both 16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10-Gbps FCoE capabilities.

Fabric Vision Technology

Fabric Vision technology is an advanced hardware and software solution that combines capabilities from our b-type Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions, Fabric OS® (FOS), and IBM Network Advisor to help administrators avoid problems, maximize application performance, and reduce operational costs through innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management technology.

Fabric Vision technology includes ClearLink Diagnostics, Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS), Flow Vision, Bottleneck Detection, At-a-glance dashboard and Forward Error Correction (FEC). Please refer to the IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2,IBM System Networking SAN96B-5, IBM System Storage SAN48B-5, IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 and IBM System Storage SAN06B-R product pages to understand how their integration with Fabric Vision technology, FOS 7.2 and IBM Network Advisor V12.3, deliver breakthrough technologies that dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management, drive down costs and offer outstanding visibility and insight across the storage network.

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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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