Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage

High performance, flexible, scalable midrange and enterprise multiservice switch

A wide range of IBM® System Storage® midsized and enterprise storage area network (SAN) IT simplification and business continuity solutions can be created with the Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage multiservice modular switch. Infrastructure simplification solutions for the IBM Power Systems™, IBM System i®, IBM System p®, IBM System x™ and IBM System z® families of servers include storage consolidation and high-availability server clustering with System Storage disk storage arrays. Business continuity solutions include data protection with System Storage tape libraries and devices and IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager data protection software; and disaster protection with IBM System Storage disk metro and global mirroring disaster recovery solutions.


Cisco MDS 9222i for medium-sized businesses and large enterprises

The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage® is designed to address the needs of medium-sized and large enterprises with a wide range of storage area network (SAN) capabilities. It can be used as a cost-effective high performance SAN extension over IP router switch for midrange midsize customers in support of IT simplification, replication, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. It can also provide remote site device aggregation and SAN extension connectivity to large customer data center directors.

While the Cisco MDS 9222i is the foundation of midsized business continuity solutions, it can also be configured as a component of global business continuity solution for remote site device aggregation for consolidated wide area network (WAN) connectivity to data center enterprise directors. Cisco MDS 9000 SAN-OS firmware provides enterprise-class capabilities such as virtual SANs (VSANs), PortChannel, quality of service (QoS) and security for deployment in this type of enterprise SAN solution. The Cisco MDS 9222i includes SAN Extension over IP and FCIP Inter-VSAN routing firmware, which is designed to isolate remote site and WAN link events from local site operations.

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