What can the IBM SAN18B-6 do for your business?

IT organizations are under pressure to keep pace with the growing avalanche of data and ensure their information is protected from a disaster. The IBM Storage Networking SAN18B-6 extension switch dramatically speeds up replication performance and enables organizations to substantially reduce costs by deploying less expensive WAN connections. With powerful performance, non-stop reliability, and strong security, the SAN18B-6 can handle the unrelenting transfer of data between data centers, can minimize the impact of disruption to maintain service-level agreements (SLAs), and secure data-in-flight between data centers.
IBM Storage Networking SAN18B-6

Moves more data securely and faster

The SAN18B-6 maximizes replication and backup throughput over distance using data compression, disk and tape protocol acceleration, WAN-optimized TCP and other extension technologies.

Replicates data over less-expensive WAN

The IBM SAN18B-6 extension switch provides a modern replication connectivity solution that cost-effectively and quickly replicates data across sites for fast, continuous data protection.

High throughput with compression

With a compression ratio of 4 to 1, organizations can scale up to 10 Gbps replication throughput, depending on the type of data and the characteristics of the WAN connection.

Features of the IBM Storage Networking SAN18B-6

  • Purpose-built extension platform for midrange storage
  • Move more data faster over distance quickly
  • Protect data from network disruptions and outages
  • Secure data from network breaches
  • Extends Fabric Vision Technology between data centers
  • Simplified management and robust network analytics
  • Improve efficiency with fabric automation