IBM Storage Networking c-type family
Storage networks with performance, reliability and flexibility to help you connect people and share critical data across your business
SAN c-type overview (408  KB)
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Storage networking c-type overview

IBM Storage Networking c-type family provides storage connectivity into the future for mission-critical applications, massive amounts of data, solid state drives, and cloud-based environments with a single, proven operating system and a centralized management platform to enable evolutionary adoption and consistent SAN operations.

Reasons to choose IBM for your storage networking Industry-leading scale

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

Deep visibility

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

Greater flexibility

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

Enterprise SAN director switch models SAN768C-6

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.

SAN384C-6

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.

SAN192C-6

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.

Mid-range SAN switches SAN96C-6

Fabric Switches address the requirement for a highly scalable, virtualized, intelligent SAN infrastructure in current-generation data center environments.

SAN48C-6

Fabric Switches deliver high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity for All-Flash arrays, with low-latency and extremely dense, virtualized deployments.

Switch models 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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