Storage SAN SAN64B-7 IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-7 Switch
Maximize performance and simplify daily tasks with a building-block switch
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Unleash NVMe performance with a modular SAN infrastructure

The IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-7 Switch builds a Fibre channel infrastructure with reduced latency and increased bandwidth that unleashes the performance of NVMe, FICON and SCSI workloads. In addition, this Gen7 infrastructure lays the foundation for an autonomous SAN by combining powerful analytics and advanced automation capabilities to maximize performance and ensure reliability so that organizations can realize a self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing SAN.
The SAN64B-7 Switch supports up to 64Gb/s port bandwidth with industry-leading port density providing a building block for rapid data growth, demanding workloads and data center consolidation. With 50% lower latency than previous generations, SAN64B-7 enables the maximum performance of next-generation NVMe storage.

Gen7 Fibre Channel

SAN64B-7 unleashes the performance of NVMe workloads, reduces latency and increases bandwidth. By laying a foundation for an autonomous SAN that by combining powerful analytics and advanced automation you can maximize performance and ensure reliability.

Scale out flash storage environments

SAN64B-7 is built for maximum flexibility, scalability and ease of use. Organizations can scale from 24 to 56 SFP+ ports in an efficient 1U form factor that delivers industry-leading port density and space utilization.

Autonomous SAN innovation

With the combination of integrated SAN analytics, automation and Fabric Vision technologies, SAN64B-7 delivers a self-learning, self-optimizing and self-healing autonomous SAN to optimize performance while simplifying configuration and troubleshooting.

Analyze the SAN to optimize performance and reliability

SAN64B-7 enables a self-optimizing SAN that proactively monitors and shapes traffic patterns and automatically prioritizes traffic streams to optimize application performance and reliability.

Automate the SAN to simplify management complexity

SAN64B-7 can automate actions, simplify management and resolve network issues without intervention so you can avoid network disruptions and unplanned outages.

Instant visibility and simplified processes

IBM® SANnav Management Portal and SANnav Global View empower IT administrators with comprehensive visibility across their entire SAN, from a global to local environment perspective.

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IBM® SANnav Management Portal and SANnav Global View

IBM SANnav Management Portal and SANnav Global View not only transform SAN telemetry data into useful insights, such as health and performance scores, but also enable administrators to quickly associate real-time data with historical metrics and logs for in-depth analysis. This can help with spotting trends, establishing baselines, and identifying any behavioral changes over time.

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