SAN Fabric

Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

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
Operating systems 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)

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