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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.

Ports 40 ports of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 ports of 10-Gigabit Ethernet
Link speeds Port speed: 4/8/16-Gbps autosensing, optionally configurable
Operating systems For most current and complete information, refer to SSIC
Optional features MDS 9200 Enterprise Package (7011), MDS 9250i I/O Accelerator (7012), MDS 9200 DCNM Advanced Edition (7050), MDS 9250i 20-port Fibre Channel Upgrade License (7065)

IBM System Storage SAN06B-R multiprotocol router


An entry-level multiprotocol extension router designed to connect two Storage Area Networks (SANs) over a wide distance using the Internet as the interconnection fabric (upgrades to enterprise-level functions are available). Intended to support business continuity solutions between supported servers at one site and support servers or IBM® System Storage® disk or tape devices at a distant location.

Ports Base system provides four active Fibre Channel ports and two Ethernet Internet Protocol (IP) ports. The optional Port Activation feature activates all 16 Fibre Channel ports and all 6 IP ports.
Link speeds Up to 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) auto-sensing Fibre Channel and up to 1 Gbps Ethernet (GbE).
Operating systems Microsoft® Windows®, AIX®, UNIX®, Linux®, OS/400® and z/OS®
Optional features Optical and copper transceivers (SFPs), fibre optic cables, 8 Gbps Advanced Extension, Advanced Performance Monitor, Advanced Networking, Enterprise Bundle, Extended Fabric, Fabric Watch, FICON® with CUP, Firmware Upgrade Renewal, High-Performance Extension, Integrated Routing, Port Activation, Trunking Activation, country-specific power cords

IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch


The IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch is a high-performance hardware device that delivers fabric-based encryption services to secure data for both disk and tape. It is tightly integrated with TKLM and provides scalable performance of on-demand encryption and compression processing power.

Ports 32-port auto-sensing 8 Gbps Fiber Channel active ports
Link speeds 1.063 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; 8, 4, 2 and 1 Gbps autosensing
Operating systems IBM AIX®, Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux® and other selected operating systems
Optional Features Encryption 96 Gbps Disk Performance Upgrade Activation, Adaptive Networking, Advanced Performance Monitor, E32 Enterprise Package**, Trunking Activation, Integrated Routing

Brocade VDX 6730 Switch for IBM


The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch for IBM connects to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, iSCSI and NAS storage providing unified Ethernet storage connectivity options.

Form Factor 1U or 2U
Ports VDX 6730-32 with 24 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 8 x 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports VDX 6730-76 with 60 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 16 x 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports
Redundancy Redundant power and fans standard
Warrantly 1-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades

Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage


The Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage® is designed to address the needs of medium-sized businesses 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 SMB customers in support of IT simplification and business continuity solutions. It can also be used as a remote site router switch for device aggregation and SAN extension over IP to data center directors for large enterprise customers.

Optional Features Assorted optical and copper transceivers and cables; MDS 9200 Enterprise, Fabric Manager Server, 8-port and 18/4-port SAN Extension over IP, Mainframe, Storage Service Enabler Packages; 4 port 10 Gbps ISL; 12-, 24-, 48-port 4 Gbps FC; 4/44-port 8 Gbps FC, 8 port IP and18 FC/4 IP port; Storage Services (32 2 Gbps FC) modules
Link speeds 1, 2, 4 and 8 Gbps auto-sensing fabric; Gigabit Ethernet IP; 10 Gbps ISL
Ports 18 Fibre Channel and 4 IP ports; expandable with one 12, 24 or 48-port 4 Gbps FC switch module or one 4/44 8 Gbps FC switch module or one 4-port 10 Gbps FC switch module
Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®, NetWare®, IBM OS/400® and z/OS®