Cisco MDS 9148 for small, midrange and large enterprise customers
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. The switch provides line-rate 8 Gbps ports with high-performance, high-density, and enterprise-class availability. The switch is designed to offer outstanding value by providing flexibility, high availability, security and ease of use at an affordable price in a compact, one rack-unit (1RU) form factor. With the ability to expand from 16 to 48 ports in eight-port increments, the Cisco MDS 9148 can be used as the foundation for small, stand-alone SANs, as a top-of-rack switch, or as an edge switch in larger, core-edge storage area network (SAN) infrastructures.
The Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch is designed to support quick configuration with zero-touch plug-and-play features and task wizards that allow it to be deployed quickly and easily in networks of any size. Powered by Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS software, it includes advanced storage networking features and functions, and is compatible with Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Switches, providing transparent, end-to-end service delivery in core-edge deployments.
Fabric connectivity can be the foundation for infrastructure simplification solutions with IBM System i®, IBM System p® and IBM System x® servers. It also supports storage consolidation and high-availability clustering with System Storage disk arrays. Business continuity capabilities can help businesses protect valuable data with System Storage tape subsystems and IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager data protection software.
Note:Effective June 30, 2015, or October 11, 2015, respectively, IBM will withdraw from marketing the Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage and select features. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM. For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than July 30, 2015, or November 11, 2015, respectively. You can obtain these products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.
Refer to the United States Withdrawal Announcement 915-138 for further information.