A next-generation, director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking enables not only enterprise clouds, but business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support FICON connectivity, MDS 9710 now delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure designed to support fast and scalable System z servers.
Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features over a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, MDS 9710 addresses the rigorous requirements of large, virtualized data-center storage environments with features such as high availability, extreme scalability, flexibility, security and ease of management. Importantly, it enables the transparent integration of new technologies into the data center to provide highly flexible SAN solutions.
|Intelligent network services|
|Virtual machine transparency|
|Unified SAN management|
|Total cost of ownership|
|Hot-swappable components||Power supplies, fan modules, small form-factor pluggables, supervisor modules, fabric modules|
|Warranty||One year, 24×7 same-day maintenance service options available|
|Dimensions||619 mm (24.35 in.) H x 439 mm (17.3 in.) W x 864 mm (34 in.) D|
|Weight||84.2 kg (185.5 lb) with three fan field-replaceable units (FRUs), not including power supplies, fabric modules or transceivers|