What it can do for your business

A next-generation, director-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks, Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking enables enterprise clouds for business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support FICON, MDS 9710 delivers a high-performing and reliable FICON infrastructure designed to support fast and scalable z Systems servers. Sharing the same operating system and management interface with other Cisco data center switches, Cisco MDS 9710 enables seamless deployment of unified fabrics with high-performance FC connectivity to achieve low total cost of ownership.
Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking

Prepare for cloud and big data

Help future-proof the data center for cloud and big data.

Combines large scale networks

Combine large-scale storage networks and multiple storage protocols on a single converged network.

Leverages SAN technology

Attain high availability with fully redundant components, benefit from virtual SAN technology, access control lists and intelligent frame processing.

Supports large storage networks

Enables large, scalable deployment of storage area network (SAN) extension solutions with the Cisco MDS 9000 24/10-port SAN Extension Module.

Key features

  • Lowers TCO with SAN consolidation
  • Leverages Cisco MDS 9700 Series components
  • Provides enterprise-class availability
  • Transforms businesses with enterprise cloud deployment
  • Simplifies IT management
  • Supports robust security
  • Offers advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting tools