- Flexible Fabrics : High speed 16Gb optimized
inter switch links (ISLs) provide twice the performance as previous
generation Fibre Channel switches. The net result is there are fewer
links, fewer cables, fewer ports and less power for the same
- High Performing : Operating speeds of 16, 8, and 4
Gb/s offer a wide range of performance for flexibility in connectivity
options and investment protection.
- Operational Simplicity : Diagnostic Ports
(D_Ports) are a new port type that enable administrators to identify and
isolate optics and cable problems, reducing fabric deployment and
diagnostic times. Organizations also can use D_Ports to run a variety of
tests for ports, SFPs, and cables for faults, latency, and distance.
SAN Network Advisor, offered as an option, provides comprehensive
management of data center SAN fabrics, including configuration,
monitoring, diagnostics, best-practices validation, and management of
B-series Directors, Switches, and Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).
- Cloud Optimized Performance : Provides aggregate
768Gb full-duplex throughput and any eight ports can be trunked for
128Gb Inter-Switch Links (ISLs). Exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection
(DPS) optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by
automatically routing data to the most efficient available path.