Storage Networking

Storage Area Networks (SANs)

We offer ideal features for competitive environments.

With the cost of data storage growing faster than server costs, businesses need more efficient, cost-effective and responsive storage area networks (SANs), without having to increase overall power consumption. And, with the government regulations for data recovery, 24-hour access to critical information is imperative. 

SANs offer a variety of benefits

  • Multiprotocol storage networking lowers total cost of ownership and offers greater agility by integrating disparate protocols such as FC, FICON, FCoE, iSCSI, and FCIP
  • Unified OS and management tools reduce operating expenses, simplify operations and offer seamless interoperability
  • Enterprise-class storage connectivity supports significantly higher virtualized workloads, to increase availability, scalability, and performance
  • Services-oriented SANs extend any network service to any device, regardless of protocol, speed, vendor, or location

Cisco MDS 9000: flexible, agile, cost-effective 

With Cisco MDS 9000 Switches, you can optimize physical resources, reduce operating costs such as energy use, and decrease capital expenditures to achieve lower total cost of ownership. With industry-leading features and advanced capabilities, Cisco MDS 9000 switches continue to be the leading platform for hosting intelligent multilayer services that fill business needs such as:

  • SAN consolidation
  • Storage encryption
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data mobility
  • SAN security
  • Replication 

The MDS 9000 product family also facilitates server storage and fabric virtualization to provide an end-to-end virtualization solution for the data center. 

SANs are central to the Cisco Data Center Business Advantage architecture. They provide a networking platform that helps IT departments achieve lower total cost of ownership, enhanced resiliency, and greater agility.