Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

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

Why IBM Storage Networking

IBM Storage Networking facilitates the IT infrastructure that helps usher in the Cognitive Era. From accommodation of high speed Flash storage to extension of data replication solutions to global distances, IBM Storage Networking leads the way to ensure our clients get the right application performance they need to grow their business.

Enabling Faster Flash, High-Density Virtualisation and Advanced Analytics for SMB, Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud

Gen 6 Fibre Channel is the purpose-built network infrastructure for mission-critical storage, delivering breakthrough performance, increased business agility and operational stability. Combined with the Fabric Vision technology license, IBM b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel products accelerate data access, adapt to evolving requirements and drive business operations for hyper-scale virtualisation, larger cloud infrastructures and growing flash-based storage environments.

IBM Storage Networking SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 directors (US)

IBM® Storage Networking SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 b-type Gen 6 directors with Fabric Vision technology combine innovative hardware, software and built-in instrumentation to ensure the industry’s highest level of operational stability and redefine application performance. They provide a modular building block for increased scalability to accommodate growth for large-scale enterprise infrastructures.

IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-6 switch (US)

The IBM® Storage Networking SAN64B-6 switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale virtualisation, larger cloud infrastructures and growing flash-based storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities.

IBM Network Advisor v14.0

IBM® Network Advisor simplifies storage network management and helps organisations proactively diagnose and troubleshoot issues to maximise uptime, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. Customisable, browser-accessible dashboards represent data from discovered devices, including advanced diagnostic information delivered through integration with Fabric Vision technology. 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.

Fabric Vision Technology (US)

Fabric Vision technology with IO Insight, an extension of Gen 6 Fibre Channel, provides unprecedented insight and visibility across the storage network with powerful built-in monitoring, management and diagnostic tools that enable organisations to simplify monitoring, increase operational stability and dramatically reduce costs.

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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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Enhanced Resilient Solutions for Business Continuity

IBM SAN42B-R Extension Switch and Fabric Vision technology enable TS7700 Grid users to gain significant increases in performance, security, reliability and availability between clusters in the grid network. Explore the features and advantages provided by b-type Extension technology in a TS7700 Grid network.

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

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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.

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