What SAN b-type Gen 5 directors can do for your business

IBM® System Storage® SAN768B-2 and System Storage SAN384B-2 fabric backbones are Fibre Channel switching infrastructure offerings that provide the foundation for reliable, scalable, high-performance storage. These fabric backbones also offer enterprise connectivity options for IBM FICON® connectivity, delivering a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure with IBM z Systems™ servers. The System Storage SAN b-type family switch leverages Gen 5 Fibre Channel and Fabric Vision technology to deliver long-term solutions for mission-critical applications that require secure, high-performance, low-latency storage networks.
IBM Storage Networking b-type Gen 5 directors

Improve flexibility and reliability

Address key SAN infrastructure consolidation requirements using Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology to minimize downtime and disruption no matter the size of your business.

Achieve industry-leading performance

Industry-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology delivers 16 Gbps line-speed performance and up to 10.2 Tbps chassis bandwidth to address demanding I/O requirements.

Simplify management and enable analytics

Innovative monitoring, management and diagnostic capabilities help your administrators avoid problems before they impact operations so you can meet SLAs.

Leverage existing IT investments

These fabric backbones help you unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and next-generation storage without sacrificing your existing IT investments.

Key features

  • Fabric operating system and management software
  • Data center connectivity over distance
  • Reliability, availability and serviceability
  • Simplified scale-out network design

Which option is right for you?

  • IBM Storage Networking SAN768B-2

    The IBM Storage Networking SAN768B-2 director is built for large enterprise networks and includes the following features:

  • IBM System Storage SAN384B-2

    The IBM Storage SAN384B-2 director is ideal for midsize networks and includes the following features: