Storage Networking

All Storage Networking Products

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches have met and often exceeded the demanding requirements for storage area networks for more than a decade. They offer a combination of performance, non-stop operations, and multiprotocol flexibility.

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    Cisco MDS Multilayer Directors

    Adopt intelligent features of a high-performance multiprotocol switch fabric. Address requirements of large data center environments.

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    Cisco MDS Fabric Switches

    Integrate compact, cost-effective SAN connectivity for applications ranging from small fabrics to large data centers and intelligent SANs.

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    Cisco MDS Software and Storage Services

    Deploy a single operating system across the data center, including the storage network. Integrate intelligent storage services.

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      Cisco MDS 9000 Services-Oriented SANs

      • Ability to move data between heterogeneous storage arrays
      • No need for multiple migration solutions
      • I/O operations compressed and accelerated over WANs for backup and replication
      • Integrated, cost-effective, and reliable business-continuance solution for IBM System z
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      CISCO MDS Cloud Integration

      • Automation of workload provisioning and open platform delivery
      • Ability to provision Fibre Channel block storage end to end across heterogeneous environments
      • Integration with Cisco UCS Director EMC ViPR, IBM PowerVC, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    • Cisco-IO-Accelerator

      Cisco I/O Accelerator

      • Speed reading and writing available over metro area networks (MANs) and WANs
      • Acceleration, compression, and encryption support for backup and replication
      • Clustered service nodes for high availability
      • Support for transparent and non-disruptive insertion
    • Cisco-XRC-Acceleration

      Cisco XRC Acceleration

      • Performance improvement of IBM z/OS Global Mirror over WAN links
      • Support for multiple system data movers (Spilot)
      • Encryption and data compression of underlying MDS switch
      • Reduced overhead and operating costs
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    Data Center Network Management

    Use one management platform across the data center, including the storage network.

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      Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager

      • Multi-protocol management of storage and Ethernet networks
      • Troubleshooting of health and performance of Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
      • Simplified wizard and template-based configuration and provisioning
      • Dashboard and report-based resource management
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