The Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches delivers unprecedented intelligence to enterprise storage networks. Consisting of the Cisco MDS 9500 Series of Multilayer Directors, the Cisco MDS 9216 Multilayer Fabric Switch, and the MDS 9100 Series of Multilayer Fabric Switches, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family provides a full line of products to meet requirements across enterprise storage networks of all sizes and architectures.
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Highlights
- High availability director: The Cisco MDS 9500 Series combines non-disruptive software
upgrades, stateful process estart/failover, and full redundancy of all major components for a new standard in director-class availability; supports up to 224 2 / 1-Gbps auto-sensing Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis and up to 768 Fibre Channel ports in a single rack?1.44 Tbps of internal system bandwidth ensures smooth integration of future 10-Gbps modules.
- Industry’s most flexible fabric switch: The Cisco MDS 9216 supports up to 48 2 / 1-Gbps auto-sensing Fibre Channel ports in a fabric switch configuration?modular design provides a 3U base system consisting of 16 2 / 1-Gbps auto-sensing Fibre Channel ports and can be expanded with a variety of optional Cisco MDS 9000 Family switching modules up to 48 total Fibre Channel ports.
- Cost-effective intelligent fabrics: The MDS 9100 Series provides the ideal balance of cost performance and enterprise class features in a compact 1 RU form factor. Available in 20-port and 40-port configurations, the Cisco MDS 9100 Series addresses the cost-performance, ease of management and connectivity requirements of small and medium scale storage environments while providing full feature compatibility with Cisco MDS 9500 Series directors for seamless end-to-end service delivery in large data center core-edge deployments.