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MDS 9000 Series

Data center management, via Cisco's MDS 9000 Series of Multilayer Fabric Switches and Multilayer Directors, enables expanded capabilities with the introduction of the Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Services Module (SSM). Resold by IBM, and architected by Evolving Solutions, this module is based on the 32-port Fibre Channel Switching Module and provides intelligent data storage services in addition to 1 and 2 Gbps Fibre Channel switching.


The Solution
  • Integrated data storage networking intelligence delivers the scalability, performance, security and manageability required to progress from discrete SAN silos to interconnected SANs
  • Cisco MDS 9000 family of SAN switches qualified with the IBM TotalStorage disk and tape storage and IBM System p and System x servers 
  • Planning, design, and implementation services from IBM Global Services and IBM Business Partners 
  • Consolidated network administration 
  • Reduced cost of ownership 
  • World-class service and support 
  • Storage partner solutions