IBM System Networking SAN b-type family provides entry and midrange switches and enterprise directors
IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2
IBM System Storage® SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure offerings. They provide reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. These fabric backbones also deliver enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON® connectivity, offering a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM System z® servers.
Designed to increase business agility while providing nonstop access to information and reducing infrastructure and administrative costs, SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 Gen 5 Fibre Channel fabric backbones deliver a new level of scalability and advanced capabilities to this robust, reliable, high-performance technology.
IBM System Storage SAN768B and
IBM System Storage SAN384B
The IBM® System Storage® SAN768B and IBM System Storage SAN384B fabric backbones are highly robust network switching platforms designed for evolving enterprise data centers. Each machine combines breakthrough performance, scalability and energy efficiency with long-term investment protection. Supporting open systems and IBM System z® environments, these platforms address data growth and server virtualization challenges; enable server, SAN, and data center consolidation; and reduce infrastructure and administrative costs.
Built for large enterprise networks, the SAN768B has eight vertical blade slots to provide up to 512 8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports. The SAN384B is ideal for midsize core or edge deployments, providing four horizontal blade slots and up to 256 8-Gbps Fibre Channel ports. The flexible blade architecture also supports FCoE and SAN extension advanced functionality for high-performance server I/O consolidation and disaster recovery solutions.
The SAN768B and SAN384B are extremely efficient at reducing power consumption, cooling and the carbon footprint in data centers. While providing exceptional performance and scale, these networking backbones use less than one watt per Gbps—significantly more efficient than alternate offerings.
The SAN768B and SAN384B are build on years of innovation and use the core technology of systems designed to perform at greater than 99.999 percent uptime in the world’s most demanding data centers. With its intelligent sixth-generation ASICs and advanced hardware and software capabilities, the SAN768B and SAN384B provide a reliable foundation for fully connected multiprotocol SAN fabrics capable of supporting thousands of servers, storage and networking devices.
As members of the IBM System Storage family of b-type SAN products, the SAN 768B and the SAN384B are designed to participate in fabrics containing other b-type and m-type devices manufactured by Brocade. This versatile hardware can serve as backbone in a complex fabric and provide connections to other b-type and m-type directors, switches and routers.
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IBM® System Networking SAN96B-5
SAN96B-5 is a high-density, purpose-built, foundational building block for large and growing storage area network (SAN) infrastructures. It is designed to provide a highly resilient, scalable and simplified network infrastructure for storage. By delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities with 16 Gbps performance, SAN96B-5 meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and highly virtualized private and hybrid cloud storage environments.
IBM System Storage SAN80B-4
A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel (FC) SAN switch that enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. The SAN80B-4 supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualization with virtual data paths across a single FC link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.
IBM System Storage SAN48B-5
The IBM® System Storage® SAN48B-5 SAN switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud storage environments by delivering 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology and capabilities that support highly virtualized environments. Enhanced with enterprise connectivity options that add support for IBM FICON® connectivity, this switch enables greater flexibility and investment protection in an efficiently designed 1U package.
IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
The IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch is a high-performance hardware device that delivers fabric-based encryption services to secure data for both disk and tape. It is tightly integrated with TKLM and provides scalable performance of on-demand encryption and compression processing power.
IBM System Networking SAN24B-5
The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch provides outstanding price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch.
IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express
A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel (FC) SAN switch which enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. The SAN24B-4 Express supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualization with virtual data paths across a single FC link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.
IBM System Storage SAN06B-R multiprotocol router
An entry-level multiprotocol extension router designed to connect two Storage Area Networks (SANs) over a wide distance using the Internet as the interconnection fabric (upgrades to enterprise-level functions are available). Intended to support business continuity solutions between supported servers at one site and support servers or IBM® System Storage disk or tape devices at a distant location
IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager
IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM™) is a powerful application designed to manage one or more IBM System Storage SAN b-type or mixed b-type and m-type network fabrics in real time. In particular, DCFM helps provide the essential functions needed to efficiently configure, monitor, provision and manage network fabrics on a daily basis.
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IBM Network Advisor
The IBM® Network Advisor V11 is a software management platform that unifies network management for storage area networks (SAN) and converged networks. It is designed to provide a consistent user interface across Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) over data center bridging (DCB), along with custom views and controls based on the users' areas of specialization.