What SAN48C-6 can do for your business
IBM Storage Networking SAN48C-6 Fibre Channel Switch provides high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity for all-flash arrays and supports multicloud environments. It offers state-of-the-art analytics and telemetry capability built into its next-generation Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) platform. This switch allows seamless transition to FC-NVMe workloads whenever available without any hardware upgrade in the SAN. It empowers small, midsize, and large enterprises that are rapidly deploying cloud-scale applications using extremely dense virtualized servers, providing the benefits of greater bandwidth, scale, and consolidation.
Fully integrated SAN analytics
SAN48C-6 offers state-of-the-art SAN analytics and telemetry capabilities that are built into the hardware platform. The telemetry data can be streamed to any analytics-visualization platform.
IBM provides FEC between switch ports and HBA ports on all 32-Gbps Fibre Channel fixed switches. This ensures errors initiated in flight are corrected before it reaches the device side.
Secure-boot / anti-counterfeiting
Protects the entire system from malicious attacks by securing access to critical components such as the bootloader, system image loader, and Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) interface.
SAN48C-6 provides Inter-Switch Link (ISL) diagnostics, HBA diagnostics with leading HBA vendors, network analysis tools, and integrated IBM Call Home for quick resolution and reduced service costs.
Virtual machine awareness
SAN48C-6 provides visibility into all virtual machines accessing storage LUNs in the fabric. This feature is offered by tagging the Virtual Machine Identifier (VMID) on every Fibre Channel frame.