IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express
A compact, high-performance, easy-to-install Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Network (SAN) switch that enables multiple servers to connect to external disk and tape systems. The IBM System Storage SAN24B-4 Express supports most common operating systems and connects to most common servers and external storage devices. Supports server virtualisation with virtual data paths across a single FC link. Can connect to other SAN switches, routers and directors to form a multi-switch fabric for increased connectivity.
|Ports||8, 16 and 24 ports with Ports on Demand scalability|
|Link Speeds||8, 4, 2 and 1 Gigabits per second (Gbps) auto-sensing|
|Operating systems||Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®, IBM AIX, IBM OS/400|
IBM System Networking SAN24B-5
The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch provides outstanding price to performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch.
|Ports||12 and 24 ports with ‘ports-on-demand’ scalability|
|Link Speeds||2, 4, 8 and 16 Gigabits per second (Gbps) auto-sensing|
Other selected operating systems|
For the most current and complete details, refer to the product details in the IBM System Storage Interoperation Centre (SSIC)
|Optional features||Please refer to the SAN24B-5 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features|
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.
|Link Speeds||1, 2 and 4 Gbps|
|Servers||IBM System i™, System p™, System x™ and IBM BladeCenter®|
|Ports||8, 16, 24 (2053-424)
16, 24 (2417-C24, PN 2417C24)