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Cisco MDS 9000 multilayer SAN switches help lower the cost of your storage environment while building highly available, scalable storage networks with unified management and exceptional security. They provide a robust, flexible hardware architecture with multiple layers of network and storage management intelligence.

Technical Specifications

Cisco MDS 9000 family of storage networking solutions provides a platform for IT departments to achieve:

  • Flexible architecture (FCoE, FC, FICON, FCIP, iSCSI)
  • Data center virtualization
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Reliable, scalable, and agile SAN
  • Deployment of private and public cloud technologies

These solutions also provide enterprise-class security and efficient management for your network. The Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches are adaptable, ready to accommodate future physical, virtual, and cloud environments. They have fully redundant components, fault-tolerant design, state-of-the-art multi-protocol, and multi-service convergence. In addition, you can take advantage of a high-performance SAN extension.

With industry-leading features and advanced capabilities, Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches continue to be a superior platform for hosting intelligent multilayer services that fill business needs, including:

  • SAN consolidation
  • Storage encryption
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data mobility
  • SAN security
  • Replication
  • Data center colocation
  • VM-aware SANs
  • Mainframe acceleration