Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN)

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


IBM SAN products and solutions provide integrated SMB and enterprise SAN solutions with multi-protocol local, campus, metropolitan and global storage networking. Learn more (US)

Newest SAN offerings

IBM System Storage SAN42B-R

SAN42B-R is designed to address the most demanding disaster-recovery requirements. It helps maximise application performance over WAN links with up to twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. In addition, this enterprise-class extension switch offers "pay-as-you-grow" scalability with capacity-on-demand upgrades.

Fabric Vision Technology

Fabric Vision technology is an advanced hardware and software solution that combines capabilities from our b-type Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions, Fabric OS® (FOS), and IBM Network Advisor to help administrators avoid problems, maximise application performance, and reduce operational costs through innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management technology.

Fabric Vision technology includes ClearLink Diagnostics, Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS), Flow Vision, Bottleneck Detection, At-a-glance dashboard and Forward Error Correction (FEC). Please refer to the IBM System Storage SAN768B-2 and SAN384B-2,IBM System Networking SAN96B-5, IBM System Storage SAN48B-5, IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 and IBM System Storage SAN06B-R product pages to understand how their integration with Fabric Vision technology, FOS 7.2 and IBM Network Advisor V12.1, deliver breakthrough technologies that dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management, drive down costs and offer outstanding visibility and insight across the storage network.

What we offer

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.

Converged switches

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