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IBM System StorageSAN48-5 16Gbps 48-Port FC Switch - 2498-F48 (2498F48)

IBM System StorageSAN48-5 16Gbps 48-Port FC Switch - 2498-F48 (2498F48)
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  • Gain great flexibility for diverse deployment strategies with the Gen 5 Fibre Channel switch, which delivers 16 Gbps performance with up to 48 ports in an energy-efficient, 1U form factor
  • Leverage Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities to achieve fast, easy and cost-effective scaling from 24 to 48 ports in 12-port increments
  • Simplify management with Fabric Vision technology, which helps reduce operational costs and optimize application performance
  • Maximize availability with nondisruptive software upgrades and redundant, hot-pluggable components
  • Support highly virtualized private or hybrid cloud storage with multitenancy and nonstop operations
  • Yield outstanding price/performance value when compared to Ethernet storage-based alternatives
  • Help maximize application uptime and performance while reducing overall operational expenses with ClearLink diagnostic technology (D_port)
  • Simplify server connectivity by deploying as a full-fabric or an Access Gateway switch
The IBM® System Storage® SAN48B-5 switch is designed to meet the demands of hyper-scale private or hybrid cloud storage environments by delivering Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities with 16 Gbps performance that support highly virtualized environments. To enable greater flexibility and investment protection, SAN48B-5 is configurable in 24, 36 or 48 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, 10 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. This switch—now enhanced with enterprise connectivity options that add support for IBM FICON® connectivity—can provide a highly reliable infrastructure when used with fast, scalable IBM System z® servers.