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What it can do for your business

Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage® is a director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in small to midsized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric. MDS 9706 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments. It delivers uncompromising availability, security, scalability, and transparent integration of new technologies for flexible data center SAN solutions.
Cisco MDS 9706 Multilayer Director for IBM System Storage

Pay-as-you-grow flexibility

Enables meeting scalability needs in the cloud.

Robust security

Enables deploying multitenant cloud applications.

Predictable performance

Helps meet stringent service level agreements (SLAs).

Resilient connectivity

Enables an always-on cloud infrastructure.

Advanced traffic management

Allows rapid and cost-efficient allocation of network capabilities to cloud applications.

Integrated mainframe support

Supports IBM z Systems FICON and Linux environments.

Key features

  • Scalable expansion with outstanding investment protection
  • Enterprise class availability
  • Business transformation with enterprise cloud deployment
  • Convergence with multihop FCoE
  • Integrated mainframe support
  • Comprehensive solution for robust security