Cisco MDS 9148 for IBM System Storage

Designed for ease of use in high-performance SAN environments


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.

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