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The Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Services Module (SSM) is an open, standards-based module designed specifically to support Intelligent Fabric Applications from multiple partners, including EMC, IBM, and Veritas. The SSM can be utilized with any MDS 9500 Director or 9200 Fabric Switch, providing investment protection for MDS customers as well as more rapid access to storage application innovations. The module provides thirty-two Fibre Channel ports and has embedded ASICs designed to deliver performance improvements for 3rd party Intelligent Fabric Applications, based on open standards such as Fabric Application Interface Standard (FAIS).