Storage area network (SAN) solutions
IBM® Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions offer high availability, scalability, and proven data security—so you can focus on strategy without worry.
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Overview

Solve your most pressing storage networking challenges

Connect servers and storage with a high-speed, intelligent network fabric. Take advantage of a smarter data center that improves performance, reliability, efficiency and cuts costs.

Introducing IBM B-type and C-type Storage Area Network switches. Superior storage connectivity that helps you boost business agility and lower total cost of ownership.


Benefits

IBM SAN benefits Download the Dummies eBook Smarter data center

Connect servers and storage with a high-speed and AI-driven intelligent network fabric.

Simplified management

Intelligent data center management software automates provisioning, integrates health monitoring, and improves data security.

Affordable scalability

The IBM SAN family includes solutions to meet the storage needs for every business size.

Data flexibility

Continuously evolve storage capacity with our best-in-class modular building blocks.

Superior performance

Get greater storage performance with IBM storage network adapters and software options - more bandwidth, better data protection and reliability.

Case studies

Shibuya

This IT services provider meets data center networking demands through a software-defined storage environment based on IBM FlashSystem® with IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-6 switches.

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Supreme Petrochem

Supreme Petrochem Limited (SPL) extends its product range, boosts production capacity and reduces environmental impact with the help of IBM Storage solutions.

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Solutions

Find the model that's right for you

Entry level

SAN24B-6 An entry-level network switch with low-cost, easy-to-use capabilities at 4, 8, 16 and 32 Gbps port speeds. Its efficient design makes it perfect for any sized business looking to grow its network. Learn more about the SAN24B-6

SAN32C-6 A next-generation switch for high-speed Fibre Channel connectivity from the server rack to the SAN core. A unique port expansion module provides a flexible, cost-effective port upgrade option. Learn more about the SAN32C-6


Midrange