The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch features both Gen 5 Fibre Channel and Fabric Vision technologies—providing outstanding price to performance value in an entry-level switch. SAN24B-5 gives organizations the flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality they need to unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and next-generation storage. The switch is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U form factor. It comes with a single power supply and integrated fans. A second optional power supply provides additional redundancy for increased resiliency.

SAN24B-5 provides a critical building block for today’s highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. It can simplify server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure management while meeting the high-throughput demands of solid-state disks. SAN24B-5 supports multi-tenancy in cloud environments through quality-of-service (QoS) and fabric-based zoning features. It can also help minimize downtime in mission-critical environments by delivering high reliability, availability and serviceability.

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