Gain more than three times the bandwidth than any currently available SAN director. MDS 9700 Series Switches deliver superior performance. They can adapt to accommodate future mission-critical applications, massive amounts of data, and cloud environments. A fault-tolerant design and multi-protocol flexibility support non-stop operations and freedom of choice.
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Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors address the stringent requirements of large, virtualized, data center storage environments. They provide uncompromised availability, scalability, flexibility, security, ease of management, and transparent integration of new technologies.
Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Directors offer:
Gain complete visibility on every flow at line rate, without performance degradation.
Up to 768 2/4/8/10/16/32-Gbps Fibre Channel, or 10-Gbps FCoE ports, or 384 40-Gbps FCoE
Up to 1152 2/4/8-Gbps, 4/8/16/32-Gbps, or 10-Gbps Fibre Channel, or 10-Gbps FCoE ports
Experience exceptional growth, application proliferation, scale with 9700 models.
Learn five key reasons why you should choose Cisco MDS Directors.
Scale your SAN to new levels of performance, reliability, and flexibility.