Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director

Highlights

A next-generation, director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking enables not only enterprise clouds, but business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support FICON, MDS 9710 delivers a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure designed to support fast and scalable System z servers. The MDS 9700 platform also provides multi-protocol flexibility for SANs delivering both 16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) capabilities.

Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features over a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, MDS 9710 addresses the rigorous requirements of large, virtualized data-center storage environments with features such as high availability, extreme scalability, flexibility, security and ease of management. Importantly, it enables the transparent integration of new technologies into the data center to provide highly flexible SAN solutions.

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