Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Introducing the next generation of IBM SAN c-type Extension Switch -- IBM SAN16C-R

By David Mannenbach posted Tue August 10, 2021 12:36 PM


IBM SAN16C-R Extension Switch (MTM 8977-R16):

What IBM SAN16C-R can do for your business

IBM Storage Networking SAN16C-R , the next generation of the highly flexible, industry-leading IBM Storage Networking c-type switches, is an optimized platform for deploying high- performance SAN-extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open systems and mainframe environments. With a compact form factor and advanced capabilities, SAN16C-R is an ideal solution for departmental and remote branch-office SANs, as well as in large-scale SANs in conjunction with IBM Storage Networking c-type directors.

IBM Storage Networking SAN16C-R offers up to twelve 32 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, four
1/10, two 25, and one 40 GbE IP storage services ports in a fixed 1RU form factor. SAN16C-R connects to existing native Fibre Channel networks, protecting current investments in storage networks. The SAN Extension over IP application package license is enabled as standard on the two fixed 1/10 GbE IP storage services ports, enabling features such as Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) and compression on the switch without the need for additional licenses.