IBM Flex System FC3171 8Gb SAN Switch

Highlights

The complexity and diversity in your datacenter is rising. You are facing the problem of selecting the correct infrastructure pieces for your company’s requirements, and deploying them in the most efficient manner. Trying to create and deploy IT capabilities to keep up with their organization’s demands is becoming increasingly difficult. This leads to inefficiencies in time, higher costs and added risk. You need to be able to manage the diverse workloads in your datacenter today, and be ready run the workloads of tomorrow.

With over $50B of existing fibre channel SAN infrastructure in the market today, new solutions will need the ability to seamlessly integrate into that available wealth of equipment. The IBM Flex System™ FC3171 8 Gb SAN Switch and FC3171 8 Gb SAN Pass Thru provides an integrated, simple connection to existing SAN fabrics and storage. Based on QLogic’s proven fibre channel expertise, these switch modules set up quickly and are easy to manage. These high performance integrated switch solutions minimize time and risk, supporting faster access to your data faster and quicker and better business decisions.

Product features

Provides an integrated, simple connection to existing SAN fabrics and storage. Based on QLogic’s proven Fibre Channel expertise. The switch is designed to set up quickly and be easy to manage. Minimize time and risk and support faster access to your data faster and quicker and better business decisions.

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