What IBM System Networking SAN96B-5 can do for your business

The IBM® System Networking SAN96B-5 switch is a high-density, purpose-built, foundational building block for large and growing storage area network (SAN) infrastructures. It is designed to provide a highly resilient, scalable and simplified network infrastructure for storage. By delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities with 16 Gbps performance, SAN96B-5 meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads; evolving, virtualized data-centers; and highly virtualized private and hybrid cloud storage environments.
IBM System Networking SAN96B-5

Gain storage flexibility

Support virtualized private and hybrid cloud storage environments and data center consolidation with high scalability in an ultra-dense, Gen 5 Fibre Channel 96-port switch.

Scale easily

Enable “pay-as-you-grow” flexibility using the Ports on Demand feature with speeds up to 16 Gbps.

Simplify management

Fabric Vision technology provides enhanced capabilities for managing your storage network to reduce operational costs and optimize application performance.

Enhance security

Provide data center-to-data center security and bandwidth savings with up to eight in-flight encryption and compression ports.

Key features

  • Outstanding scalability for demanding workloads
  • Fabric operating system and management software
  • Enterprise-class reliability and availability
  • Simplified management and robust network analytics
  • A building block for virtualized, private cloud storage

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