Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Storage Networking SAN portfolio ready to support Virtualization, Cloud and Big data requirements


IBM SAN products and solutions provide integrated SMB and enterprise SAN solutions with multi-protocol local, campus, metropolitan and global storage networking. Learn more

Newest SAN offerings

Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch

Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is the latest generation of the highly powerful, dense and reliable Cisco MDS Series switches. It combines high performance with outstanding flexibility and cost effectiveness. This robust, compact 2RU switch scales from 48 to 96 line-rate 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports.

IBM Network Advisor v12.4 - Continued consolidation, proactive monitoring & configuration policy management

IBM Network Advisor simplifies storage network management and helps organizations proactively diagnose and troubleshoot issues to maximize uptime, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Customizable, browser-accessible dashboards represent data from discovered devices, including advanced diagnostic information delivered through integration with Fabric Vision technology1. As network issues arise, teams can drill down through the user-friendly interface for more details and rapidly identify, diagnose and troubleshoot problems before operations are affected.

IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2 - Fast flexible connection between directors located at campus level distances

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 System z® servers.

The new 2 km ICL kit enables campus level distances for large cloud datacenters, allowing increased flexibility and performance.

What we offer

Enterprise SAN directors

For highest availability and scalability enterprise solutions.

Mid-range SAN switches

For scalable, affordable SMB and enterprise solutions.

Entry SAN switches

For simple, affordable small and medium business (SMB) solutions.

Specialty Switches

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Simplify monitoring, ensure availability, lower costs with Fabric Vision

Learn more about how Fabric Vision helps IT organizations address the pressures to do more with less and to reduce operational expenditures, all while supporting scaling of the infrastructure to support data growth through this solution brief.

Leverage analytics, mobile and cloud with industry-leading performance and reliability

Learn how IBM delivers an end to end solution for Enterprise customers.

The Network Matters for Disaster Recovery

The IBM System Storage SAN42B-R Extension Switch with Fabric Vision technology delivers increased performance, continuous availability , and simplified monitoring required for always-on business operations.

IBM FlashSystem with Brocade Gen5 SAN

Learn how IBM Flashsystems and Brocade Gen 5 delivers extreme performance to the clients.

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