Reasons to choose IBM for your storage networking

Industry-leading scale

Industry-leading scale

Scale and performance with 768 line rate 32G Fibre Channel ports.

eep visibility

Deep visibility

Faster troubleshooting and resolution with built-in hardware-based analytics.

Greater flexibility

Greater flexibility

Multiprotocol; support for 32G Fibre Channel, 40G FCoE and NVMe over fabric.

Enterprise SAN director switch models

Enterprise solutions deliver the highest availability and scalability.


Director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and meet the needs of large virtualized data center storage environments.


Director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds. Delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure to support IBM Z® servers.


Director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in small to midsized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds. Layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.

Entry SAN switch model: SAN32C-6

Empowering organizations that are rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications using virtualized servers.

This next-generation switch provides high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity from the server rack to the SAN core. Designed to benefit both small-scale and large-scale SAN deployments, it delivers outstanding flexibility through a unique port expansion module that provides a cost-effective, field swappable port upgrade option. You gain the day-one option of upgrading to 32-Gbps server connectivity using 32-Gbps HBAs.

Extension switch model: SAN50C-R

Addressing your performance and connectivity requirements.

Optimized platform for deploying high performance SAN extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for open systems and mainframe environments.

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