Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage

Intelligent storage networking for IBM System Storage solutions


High performance and manageability for SANs

The Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage™provides 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 Gbps Fibre Channel switch connectivity and intelligent network services to help improve the security, performance and manageability required to consolidate geographically dispersed storage devices into a large enterprise SAN.

Improved internal bandwidth for higher scalability

The Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage utilises two Supervisor-2 Modules, to support high availability and performance. The Supervisor-2 Module combines an intelligent control module and a high-performance crossbar switch fabric in a single unit. It uses Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) multipath routing, which supports load balancing across a maximum of 16 equal-cost paths that dynamically reroute traffic if a switch fails.

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