Key features of IBM Storage Networking SAN128B-6

Simple scalability with industry-leading port density

SAN128B-6 delivers 128 Fibre Channel ports in an elegant 2U chassis, for greater scalability and space efficiency. With 96 32 Gbps enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports and 8 4×32 Gbps Q-Flex ports, its compact design enables data centers to deliver more connectivity with fewer switches. Built for flexibility and density, SAN128B-6 offers cost-effective, pay-as-you-grow scalability, expanding from 48 to 128 ports with Ports on Demand (PoD).

Increased productivity with automation

IT organizations spend much of their time performing daily management tasks, such as inventory reporting. With automation, IT organizations can significantly improve their efficiency and decrease the risk of operational mistakes. By integrating Representational State Transfer (RESTful) APIs directly into its switch and management products, IBM provides through its b-type Storage Networking portfolio a broad range of choices to enable any SAN management solution.

Stability for always-on businesses

SAN128B-6 with Fabric Vision technology delivers a breakthrough hardware and software solution that helps simplify monitoring, increase operational stability and reduce costs. Fabric Vision technology includes IO Insight and VM Insight, which provide deeper visibility into both SCSI and NVMe traffic, helping administrators quickly identity and analyze problems.

IBM Network Advisor

IBM Network Advisor simplifies b-type Gen 6 Fibre Channel management and helps organizations proactively diagnose and resolve issues to maximize uptime, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs. The wizard-driven interface dramatically reduces deployment and configuration times by allowing fabrics, switches and ports to be managed as groups. Customizable dashboards display performance and health indicators out of the box, including all data captured using Fabric Vision technology.