Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio of storage networking products that includes directors, fabric switches, IP storage routers, and metro-optical networking solutions. IBM and Cisco can deliver end-to-end storage networking solutions when combined with:
- IBM System Storage disk and tape storage
- IBM Power Systems, System x or System z servers
- Planning, design, and implementation services from IBM Global Services
Cisco MDS 9000 Series for IBM System Storage switches and IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) software help organizations more securely "virtualize" storage, anywhere in the storage network. IBM and Cisco can design intelligent, highly-available storage networking solutions, whether your business needs cost-effective storage networking solutions for your:
- Enterprise data center
- Department or workgroup
- Small or medium-size business
- High-performance business continuance implementations
Whatever your requirements are, IBM and Cisco solutions can meet them. Including a focus on the following areas:
Integrated Storage Networking Intelligence
Get the scalability, performance, security, and manageability required to progress from discrete SAN silos to interconnected SANs.
Cisco MDS 9000 Series for IBM System Storage Switches
This is qualified with the IBM System Storage disk and tape and IBM Power Systems, System x, and System z servers.
IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC)
SVC is integrated with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series providing network-based virtualization, point-in-time copy, and replication.
Planning, design, and implementation services are provided by IBM Global Services and IBM business partners.
- Data Center Networking Modernization Solution Brief (PDF - 479 KB)
- IBM Redbook: IBM and Cisco Together for a World Class Data Center (PDF - 36 MB)
- Cisco Storage Networking for IBM Reference Guide (PDF - 1.3 MB)
- IBM Data Sheet for Cisco MDS 9710 (PDF - 1 MB)
- At a Glance: Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors (PDF - 897 KB)
- At a Glance: Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch Series for IBM BladeCenter (PDF - 199 KB)
- Quick Reference Guide: Cisco BladeCenter for IBM: Ethernet, FC and Converged I/O Products (PDF - 259 KB)
- IBM at a Glance: Cisco Nexus 4001I Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter
- Data Sheet: Cisco Nexus 4001I Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter (PDF - 219 KB)
- Solution Overview: Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Switches for IBM BladeCenter (PDF - 439 KB)
Incentives and Promotions
- Solution Incentive Program (SIP) for Data Center Networking Sales Initiative with Cisco UCS
- Solution Incentive Program (SIP) for Data Center Networking Sales Initiative with IBM PureFlex