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Available, Scalable, ReliableLearn how Service-Oriented SANs help unify data center infrastructures.
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Storage Networking Benefits
Ideal Features for Competitive EnvironmentsStorage costs are growing faster than server costs. Businesses need more efficient, cost-effective, and responsive storage area networks (SANs), without increasing overall power consumption. Also, in today's environments that must comply with government regulations for data recovery, 24-hour access to critical information is imperative.
Cisco SANs provide:
- Multiprotocol storage networking: Achieve lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and greater agility by integrating disparate protocols such as FC, FICON, FCoE, iSCSI, and FCIP
- Unified OS and management tools: Reduce operating expenses and provide operational simplicity, seamless interoperability, and consistent features
- Enterprise-class storage connectivity: Support significantly higher virtualized workloads, to increase availability, scalability, and performance
- Services-oriented SANs: Extend any network service to any device, regardless of protocol, speed, vendor, or location
Cisco MDS 9000: Flexible, Agile, Cost-EffectiveeWith Cisco MDS 9000 Switches, you can optimize physical resources, reduce operating costs such as energy use, and decrease capital expenditures to achieve lower TCO.
With industry-leading features and advanced capabilities, Cisco MDS 9000 Switches continue to be the leading platform for hosting intelligent multilayer services that fill business needs such as:
- SAN consolidation
- Storage encryption
- Disaster recovery
- Data mobility
- SAN security
SANs are central to the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architecture. They provide a networking platform that helps IT departments achieve lower total cost of ownership, enhanced resiliency, and greater agility.
|Feature||Cisco MDS 9148||Other Vendors' Switches||Benefits of Cisco Switches|
|Virtual Fabric Support||No additional cost||Limited; not available in entry-level switches||
|Switch-to-Switch Connections and SAN Extension||No additional cost||Fee for optional license||
|High Availability of Link||No additional cost||Fee for optional license||
|Redundant Power Supplies||No additional cost||Not available in entry-level switches||
|Fabric Mangement and Monitoring||No additional cost||Fee for optional license||
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