What IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-6 does for your business
The IBM® Storage Networking SAN64B-6 switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale virtualization, larger cloud infrastructures and growing flash-based storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities. SAN64B-6 provides a high-density storage networking building block for increased scalability designed to support growth, demanding workloads and data center consolidation in small to large-scale enterprise infrastructures.
Shatter application performance barriers with up to 100 million input/output operations per second (IOPS) and increased performance for demanding workloads across 32 Gbps links.
Gain industry-leading port density
Leverage high scalability in an ultra-dense, 1U, 64-port switch and deliver greater hardware consolidation with fewer switches.
Improve hardware consolidation
Utilize 128 Gbps port speeds for greater hardware consolidation with fewer optics and cables required to connect switches.
Uncover performance issues
Detect degraded application performance with built-in device latency and IOPS metrics.
Increase resiliency by automatically discovering and recovering from device or network errors. Simplify troubleshooting with real-time and historical visibility in a single dashboard.
Ensure predictable performance
Validate and benchmark the physical infrastructure to ensure predictable performance prior to deployment.
Key features of IBM SAN64B-6
Your business deserves enterprise-grade solutions, without compromising affordability or performance.
Businesses need a flexible storage solution that can grow with their needs - whether the data is stored on-prem, in a cloud or both. Built with feature-rich software, AI-powered predictive storage management and proactive support, IBM FlashSystem 5000 helps make modern technologies, such as artificial intelligence, accessible to enterprises of all sizes. Match your powerful IBM b-type SAN network with powerful FlashSystem storage.
8960-F64 (Front/Port-Side Exhaust) 8960-N64 (Rear/Non-Port Side Exhaust)
Power supplies, fan modules, SFPs
One-year; customer-replaceable unit (CRU); and onsite, next-business-day response; warranty service upgrades are available
Please refer to the IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-6 Redbooks Product Guide to review most current optional features
Width: 44.0 cm (17.32 in.); Depth: 35.56 cm (14 in.); Height: 4.39 cm (1.73 in.)
7.73 kg (17 lb) with two power supplies, without transceivers
8960-F64 (Front/Port-Side Exhaust)
8960-N64 (Rear/Non-Port Side Exhaust)