What it can do for your business

Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM® System Storage® is one of the highly powerful, dense and reliable Cisco MDS Series switches. It is a compact 2RU switch that can scale from 48 to 96 line-rate 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports. It is powered by Cisco NX-OS Software and Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) software. You benefit from reliable end-to-end connectivity because it is compatible with the entire Cisco MDS 9000 Family portfolio. It combines high performance, flexibility and cost effectiveness – along with advanced storage networking functions and ease of management.
Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

Gain “pay-as-you-grow” scalability

Get a high-density switch supporting up to 96 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports in a compact, two rack-unit (2RU) form factor.

Provide autosensing Fibre Channel ports

It can deliver up to 16 Gbps of high-speed, dedicated bandwidth for each port.

Boost availability

In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU) enable the switch to be upgraded without impacting network traffic.

Key features

  • Delivers high performance and flexibility at a low cost
  • High-availability platform for mission-critical deployments
  • Simplified storage management with sophisticated diagnostics
  • Intelligent network services and advanced traffic management
  • Comprehensive network security framework