Flex System FC5022 8/16Gb SAN Scalable Switch

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Network complexity in data centers is growing and you have to make a range of important decisions for any new deployment. You can’t afford to add risk to your environment so you need to address network capacity planning for your current and future needs with the following considerations in mind:

The Lenovo® Flex System™ FC5022 SAN Scalable Switch meets the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud networked storage environments by delivering market-leading 16/8 Gbps Fibre Channel technology as well as expert optimized, automated and integrated capabilities. The switch is designed to support highly virtualized computing and Storage Area Network (SAN) environments with high performance, reliability and usability. The Flex System FC5022 SAN Scalable Switch is available as a 12-port base model, 24-port model and a 24-port Enterprise model. The enterprise model includes a powerful enterprise software bundle of advanced SAN fabric services. Through Feature on Demand license keys, customers can now activate additional ports on the base switch, or enable advanced capabilities such as fabric watch and ISL trunking, by applying software license keys. Customers have complete choice of one or more of the following options to apply to the base hardware:

Price/performance

The Flex System FC5022 SAN Scalable Switch delivers exceptional price/performance for growing SAN workloads through a combination of market-leading 1,600 MB/sec throughput per port and an affordable high-density form factor. The available 48 Fibre Channel ports can produce an aggregate 768 Gbps full-duplex throughput, plus any external eight ports can be trunked for 128 Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs). As 16 Gbps port technology dramatically reduces the number of ports and associated optics/cabling required through 8/4 Gbps consolidation, the cost savings as well as simplification benefits are substantial.

Product features

Meet the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud networked storage environments with market-leading 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology as well as expert optimized, automated and integrated capabilities. The switch is designed to support highly virtualized computing and Storage Area Network (SAN) environments with high performance, reliability and usability. The Lenovo Flex System FC5022 SAN Scalable Switch is available as 12-port base model, 24-port model and 24-port model with Enterprise Service License.

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