Storage Networking

Cloud Scale Storage Networking

Cisco MDS 9000 Series SAN switches help IT teams to lower total cost of ownership while improving resiliency and agility.


Versatile and Flexible Fabric Switch

Cisco extends SAN innovations to small SANs and private clouds, with new switches, deployment options, and automation. The new versatile enterprise-class MDS 9148S Multilayer Fabric Switch delivers ease of management, a pay-as-you-grow entry-level price model, and plug-and-play installation.

Three Times the Performance

The MDS 9700 Directors establish a new benchmark for performance, delivering more than three times the bandwidth of any director in the industry. Use them to optimize your storage connectivity for mission-critical applications, massive amounts of data, solid state drives, and cloud-based environments. With the Cisco MDS 9710 and Cisco MDS 9706, you can still use current IT operations and knowledge.


Industry's Most Reliable Storage Director

The MDS 9000 Series is capable of decades of nonstop operations. We're taking that to the next level. The MDS 9700 Series Directors include N+1 fabric, fully redundant components, and fault-tolerant architectural design.


Greater Flexibility with Multiprotocol Innovations

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family of products provides superb flexibility with multiprotocol innovations, unlike disparate solutions. A single, proven OS across your entire data center LAN and SAN, coupled with a single point of management, makes it easier to adopt new technologies and maintain consistent networking operations.


Simplified Infrastructure and Management

MDS switches help increase switching capacity while minimizing cabling and management costs. Protect your investments in storage networking and improve operational agility. To gain efficiency and deliver faster application deployments, our solution helps enable workflow-based provisioning through integration with industry-leading cloud management platforms.

A New Benchmark for Performance

Build storage networks with superior performance, reliability, flexibility.

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