Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Storage SAN portfolio ready to support Virtualisation, Cloud and Big data requirements


IBM SAN products and solutions provide integrated SMB and enterprise SAN solutions with multi-protocol local, campus, metropolitan and global storage networking. Learn more (US)

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Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch and Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage now offer FICON support

Learn more: IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-056 (US)

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Storage® is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in small to midsized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is the latest generation of the highly reliable, flexible and low-cost Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. It combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost effectiveness.

IBM System Storage SAN42B-R

SAN42B-R is designed to address the most demanding disaster-recovery requirements. It helps maximise application performance over WAN links with up to twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. In addition, this enterprise-class extension switch offers "pay-as-you-grow" scalability with capacity-on-demand upgrades.

Fabric Vision Technology

Fabric Vision technology is an advanced hardware and software solution that combines capabilities from our b-type Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions, Fabric OS® (FOS), and IBM Network Advisor to help administrators avoid problems, maximise application performance, and reduce operational costs through innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management technology.

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Enterprise SAN directors

For highest availability and scalability enterprise solutions.

Mid-range SAN switches

For scalable, affordable SMB and enterprise solutions.

Entry SAN switches

For simple, affordable small and medium business (SMB) solutions.

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