IBM System Storage® SAN768B-2 and IBM System Storage SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are among the industry's most powerful Fibre Channel switching infrastructure offerings. They provide reliable, scalable, high-performance foundations for mission-critical storage. These fabric backbones also offer enterprise connectivity options to add support for IBM FICON® connectivity, delivering a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with fast and scalable IBM z Systems™ servers.
The IBM System Storage SAN b-type family switch—designed to support Fibre Channel connectivity for servers and storage—introduces the next generation of fabric backbones with Gen 5 Fibre Channel and Fabric Vision technology1 offering long-term solutions for mission-critical applications that require secure, high-performance, low-latency storage networks. These fabric backbones enable organizations to continue leveraging their existing IT investments as they grow their businesses and solve their most difficult business challenges, while unleashing the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and next-generation storage.
1 For most current information, please refer to the Fabric Vision technology solution brief.