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Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

IBM System Networking SAN24B-5

IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express
 

The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch provides outstanding price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch.

Ports 12 and 24 ports with 'ports-on-demand' scalability
Link Speeds 2, 4, 8 and 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) auto-sensing
Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, IBM® AIX, other selected operating systems

IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express

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 virtualisation 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.

Ports 8, 16 and 24 ports with "Ports on Demand" scalability
Performance 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps auto-sensing
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, Unix®, Linux™, AIX®, OS/400™

Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage
 

The Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage Multilayer Fabric Switch (2417-C48) is designed to provide an affordable, highly capable and scalable storage networking solution for small, midrange and large enterprise customers. It can be used as part of Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multiswitch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.

Ports 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 ports
Link Speeds 1, 2, 4 and 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps)
Servers IBM System x servers
Other Intel® processor-based servers
IBM System p servers
IBM System i servers
Selected Sun and HP servers

Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage

Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage
 

The Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage™ is designed to address the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses with a wide range of SAN capabilities. It can be used as part of SAN solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multi-switch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.

Link Speeds 1, 2 and 4 Gbps
Servers IBM System i™, System p™, System x™ and IBM BladeCenter®
Ports 8, 16, 24 (2053-424) 16, 24 (2417-C24, PN 2417C24)

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