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Cisco MDS 9000 family

Cisco MDS 9000 family provides midrange switches and enterprise directors


Cisco MDS 9222i for IBM System Storage

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.


Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9134 for IBM System Storage
 

The Cisco MDS 9134 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 part of a high performance simple SAN with single-switch or stacked switch configurations for business-class customers in support of IT simplification and business continuity solutions. It can also be used as an edge switch for device aggregation with 10 Gbps core director configurations for large enterprise customers.
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Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage

Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage
 

The Cisco MDS 9124 Express for System Storage™ is designed to address the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses with a wide range of SAN capabilities. It can be used as part of SAN solutions from simple single-switch configurations to larger multi-switch configurations in support of fabric connectivity and advanced business continuity capabilities.
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Cisco MDS 9513 for IBM System Storage

Cisco MDS 9513 for IBM System Storage
 

The Cisco MDS 9513 for IBM® System Storage™ provides 12 to 524 ports, 4 and 8 Gbps fabric switching for Windows® NT®/2000, UNIX® and mainframe IBM FICON® switching for server clustering, infrastructure simplification and business continuity solutions. The base director offers Virtual SAN (VSAN), Cisco Fabric Manager and 11 feature slots. Features include 12-, 24- and 48-port 4 Gbps, 24-, 48- and 4/44-port 8 Gbps, and 4-port 10 Gbps FC Modules; IP and Multiservice 18/4 Modules; Enterprise, SAN Extension over IP, Fabric Manager Server, Storage Services Enabler and Mainframe Packages.


Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director


 

High availability enterprise director provides 16-128 ports, 2Gbps fabric switching for Windows NT/2000 and UNIX and 16-64 port FICON switching for mainframe server clustering, infrastructure simplification and business continuity solutions. The base director offers Virtual SAN (VSAN), Cisco Fabric Manager and four feature slots. Features include 14 Fibre Channel and 2 IP ports, 4-port and 8-port IPS Modules with iSCSI and FCIP capabilities, 16-port FC Switch Module, 16 and 32-port FC Switch Modules with "host-optimized" ports, Caching Services Module for IBM SAN Volume Controller Software, and Mainframe Package for FICON switching.


Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage1

Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage
 

The Cisco MDS 9509 for IBM System Storage provides 24 to 336 Fibre channel (FC) ports – with up to 8 Gigabit per second (Gbps) performance – and 4 to 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports for SCSI over IP (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) connectivity. With a high-availability design, it includes Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) capability for SAN consolidation into VSAN ‘islands’ on a single physical fabric and comprehensive security for large enterprise SANs deployment. The director uses intelligent networking services to help simplify mainframe FICON and FC SAN management and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).


Cisco CWDM Extended Distance Solution

The Cisco Coarse Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (CWDM) Extended Distance Solution is designed to transmit multiple 1 and 2Gbps Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet traffic streams over a single, shared fiber optic cable. The CWDM solution consists of a CWDM Chassis, which accommodates one or two CWDM Optical Add Drop Modules; up to sixteen single mode LC/SC fiber cables and CWDM SFPs. Up to eight wavelength specific SFPs may be configured for each module.

1 For complete and current Cisco specifications, visit www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage.

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