Why Cisco MDS for IBM Storage Networking?

IBM and Cisco have helped organizations like yours use groundbreaking technologies to find better ways to connect people and share critical data across their businesses.

The Cisco MDS 9000 family for IBM Storage Networking provides a comprehensive range of solutions that deliver high-performance and scalability at an affordable price.

New! Empowering organizations that are rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications using virtualized servers. Cisco MDS 9132T 32G Fabric Switch for IBM Storage Networking provides high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity from the server rack to the SAN core.

Enterprise SAN directors

Enterprise solutions deliver the highest availability and scalability

Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking

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.

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking

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.

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage

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

Scalable, affordable solutions for enterprises and small and midsize businesses

Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

The latest generation of the highly powerful, dense and reliable Cisco MDS Series switches. Combines high performance with outstanding flexibility and cost effectiveness in a two rack-unit (2RU) switch.

 

Cisco MDS 9148S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Next generation of the highly reliable, flexible and low-cost Cisco MDS 9100 Series switches. Combines high performance with exceptional flexibility and cost effectiveness in a one rack-unit (1RU) switch.

 

Entry SAN switch

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

Cisco MDS 9132T 32G Fabric Switch for IBM Storage Networking

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.

Specialty switch

Addressing performance and connectivity requirements

Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

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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