Storage Networking

Expand Storage Operations

Extend converged storage networking capabilities with our new Cisco Nexus 5672UP-16G Switch. It supports 40-Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and 16-Gigabit Fibre Channel.


Grow and Consolidate

Grow, consolidate, converge, and simplify operations in your small business, enterprise, and cloud. Cisco offers the industry’s highest port-density, 16-Gigabit SAN director, converged storage offerings, and data centers based on open standards with Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs for programmability.

Three Times the Performance

The MDS 9700 Director delivers more than three times the bandwidth of other industry directors. Use it to optimize your storage connectivity for mission-critical applications, massive amounts of data, solid-state drives, and cloud-based environments. The architecture reduces the number of managed switches for easy management, and REST API programmability provides for rapid provisioning.


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 Director includes N+1 fabric, fully redundant components, and fault-tolerant architectural design. (PDF - 1.1 MB)


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 operation.(PDF - 632 KB)

A New Benchmark for Performance

Build storage networks with superior performance, reliability, and flexibility.

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