IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2



IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and IBM System Storage SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel (FC) switching infrastructure offerings. They provide reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. These fabric backbones also offer enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON connectivity, delivering a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM z Systems servers.

The IBM System Storage SAN b-type family switch – designed to support FC connectivity for servers and storage – introduces the next generation of fabric backbones with Gen 5 FC and Fabric Vision technology,1 offering long-term solutions for mission-critical applications that require secure, high-performance, low-latency storage networks. These fabric backbones enable organisations to continue leveraging their existing IT investments as they grow their businesses and solve their most difficult business challenges, while unleashing the full potential of high-density server virtualisation, cloud architectures and next-generation storage.

Feature Benefits
Product numbers SAN768B-2 (2499-816)
SAN384B-2 (2499-416)
Hot-swap components Control processors, core routing modules, power supplies, fan modules, all FC port blades, extension blades, Small Form-Factor Pluggables (SFPs) and Quad Small Form-Factor Pluggables (QSFPs)
Warranty One year; all day every day same-day maintenance; service options are available
Optional features Please refer to the SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features

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