The IBM® System Storage™ SAN384B fabric backbone is designed to be the premier platform for consolidation of your data center connectivity, providing high-performance and highly available data networking. Providing new levels of performance with industry-leading 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) and 10 Gbps Fibre Channel over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (FCoCEE) technologies, it is also one of the first members of the IBM System Storage b-type SAN family designed to exploit Brocade®’s new Data Center Fabric architecture.
The SAN384B interoperates with other members of the IBM System Storage b-type SAN family as well as other fabrics.
As a member of the IBM System Storage family of b-type SAN products, the SAN384B is designed to participate in fabrics containing other b-type and m-type devices manufactured by Brocade. This versatile hardware can serve as a new top tier (or backbone) in a complex fabric and provide connections to other b-type and m-type directors, switches and routers.