IBM BladeCenter® Open Fabric provides industry-leading SAS switch modules offering affordable, yet powerful 3Gbps SAN Storage for your BladeCenter systems. Developed by IBM and designed to provide flexible storage options for the whole IBM BladeCenter portfolio, this SAS I/O family provides unprecedented performance and ease of use to help your business run better.
|SAS switch modules||Product features||Bandwidth||Compatibility||Management|
|IBM BladeCenter® S SAS RAID Controller Module
|Enables a fully redundant Storage Area Network (SAN) within the BladeCenter S chassis.||4 external 3Gb ports.||IBM BladeCenter S Chassis.||Easy to use IBM Storage Configuration Manager (SCM) or CLI.|
|IBM BladeCenter® SAS Connectivity Module
|Enables Pass-Thru functionality to connect to disks or tape backup from the BladeCenter chassis.||4 external 3Gb ports.||Supports all BladeCenter Chassis.||Easy to use IBM Storage Configuration Manager (SCM) or CLI.|
|SAS adapters and mezzanines||Product features|
|SAS Connectivity Card (CIOv) for IBM BladeCenter||This adapter offers the ideal way to connect BladeCenter Intel processor-based blade servers to a wide variety of SAS storage devices. Built on proven 3 gigabit per second, full-duplex, SAS technology, this adapter can connect to the IBM System Storage DS3500 Express from the BladeCenter E or H chassis and to the multiple disk storage module in the BladeCenter S chassis. The adapter's innovative combination form factor design allows usage of other I/O technologies simultaneously from the same blade server, such as additional Ethernet or Fibre Channel adapters.|