SAN Entry Switches

Simple, affordable fabric switches and high availability Enterprise SAN Directors

The IBM System Networking SAN24B-5 switch features both Gen 5 Fibre Channel and Fabric Vision technologies—providing outstanding price to performance value in an entry-level switch. SAN24B-5 gives organizations the flexibility, simplicity and enterprise-class functionality they need to unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures and next-generation storage. The switch is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8 or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U form factor. It comes with a single power supply and integrated fans. A second optional power supply provides additional redundancy for increased resiliency.