Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

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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

IBM System Storage SAN42B-R

SAN42B-R is designed to address the most demanding disaster-recovery requirements. It helps maximize application performance over WAN links with up to twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. In addition, this enterprise-class extension switch offers "pay-as-you-grow" scalability with capacity-on-demand upgrades.

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.

Please refer to the IBM System Storage SAN42B-R, IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2, and IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 product pages to understand how their integration with Fabric Vision technology, FOS 7.3 and IBM Network Advisor V12.3, deliver breakthrough technologies that dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management, drive down costs and offer outstanding visibility and insight across the storage network.

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 open systems.

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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.

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IBM FlashSystem with Brocade Gen5 SAN

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

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