Gain superior performance, scalability, multiprotocol convergence, and enterprise-grade availability in your data center SAN. Our newest director offers the industry’s highest port density with 768 line-rate 32Gbps Fibre Channel ports and NVMe over Fibre Channel support. The MDS 9718 meets the stringent requirements of large virtualized storage environments.
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The MDS 9718 is designed to meet the performance and scalability needs of the most demanding SANs while also lowering the TCO. It offers:
The MDS 9718 is optimized for the data center and delivers a lower TCO. It features:
Designed to grow with your storage environment, the MDS 9718 provides smooth migration, common sparing, and exceptional investment protection.
The MDS 9718 provides the industry's first redundancy on all major hardware components, including the supervisor and fabric modules as well as the power supplies.
It is available in a software architecture through non-disruptive software upgrades, automatic process restarts, and stateful supervisor failover.
Using the 9718 director, you can easily connect a Cisco MDS-based SAN infrastructure to large converged networks with multihop FCoE. The operating system and management interface are the same as all other Cisco data center switches.
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