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IBM System Storage SAN80B-4 - 2498-B80 (2498B80)

IBM System Storage SAN80B-4 - 2498-B80 (2498B80)
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  • High port density design with up to 80 ports in an efficient, compact 2U height helps save rack space 
  • Robust midrange and enterprise storage area network (SAN) fabric switch for IBM Power Systems™, IBM System x®, IBM System z® and other server environments
  • Ports-on-Demand scalability supporting non-disruptive capacity activation from 48 to 64 to 80 ports
  • Support for high availability with redundant, hot-swappable fans and power supplies and non-disruptive software upgrades
The IBM System Storage® SAN80B-4 SAN fabric switch provides 48, 64 or 80 active ports and is designed for high performance with 8 Gbps link speeds and backward compatibility to support links running at 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds. High availability features make it suitable for use as a core switch in mid-range environments or as an edge-switch in enterprise environments where a wide range of SAN infrastructure simplification and business continuity configurations are possible. IBM Power Systems, System x, System z and many non-IBM disk and tape devices are supported in many common operating system (OS) environments. Optional features provide specialized distance extension, dynamic routing between separate or heterogeneous fabrics, link trunking, IBM FICON®, Server Application Optimization (SAO), performance monitoring and advanced security capabilities.