IBM Storage Networking b-type family

Modular SAN building block designed for enterprise deployments

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Industry-leading technology

Gen 7 technology

Gain control and insights with Gen 7 technology.

NVMe over Fibre Channel

Get ultra-low latency for working memory applications, with reliability that's critical to enterprise storage.

New IBM SANnav

More visibility, efficiency and productivity managing SAN infrastructures.


The benefits of b-type platforms IBM® Gen 7 Fibre Channel is the modern storage network infrastructure for mission-critical storage, enabling organizations to realize a self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing autonomous SAN. See what ESG has to say about workload optimization with end-to-end NVMe using IBM FlashSystem and b-type storage networking. 24% more transactions per minute 64% less CPU utilization


End-to-End NVMe

NVMe is a protocol that accelerates data transfer. NVMe-based SAN b-type storage networking solutions work together with IBM flash storage to give you astonishingly fast data transfer.

To learn more about how NVMe accelerates the ROI of your storage investments and protects your high-value data assets, check out NVMe Over Fibre Channel for Dummies.

Case studies

As scientists introduce the latest generation of appliances and lab equipment, the data generated by their research activities surges, and the IBM platform ensures we can cope with even the highest demand. — Michal Sedláček, IT Architect, BIOCEV ”

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IBM FlashSystem

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