Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

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

Why IBM

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 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch and Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage now offer FICON support

Learn more: IBM United States Hardware Announcement 115-056

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is an optimized platform for deploying high-performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments.

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Storage® is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in small to midsized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.

MDS 9706 lets you transparently deploy unified fabrics with Fibre Channel, FICON and FCoE connectivity for low total cost of ownership (TCO).

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is the latest generation of the highly reliable, flexible and low-cost Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. It combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost effectiveness.

Fabric Vision Technology

Fabric Vision technology is an advanced hardware and software solution that combines capabilities from our b-type Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions, Fabric OS® (FOS), and IBM Network Advisor to help administrators avoid problems, maximize application performance, and reduce operational costs through innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management technology.

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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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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