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Lenovo Flex System FC5022 24-port 16Gb ESB SAN Scalable Switch - Switch - managed - 20 x 1

Highlights

  • Superior scalability both for internal and external ports that reduces costs and increases availability
  • Simplified interconnect to existing SAN environments with Brocade Access gateway (NPIV) operational mode
  • Maximizing investments

Marketing description

The IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch is a Gen 5 Fiber Channel (FC) high-density switch that operates at 16 and 8 Gbps FC speeds and is used in the IBM Flex System chassis.

Product Features

  • Superior scalability both for internal and external ports that reduces costs and increases availability
    The FC5022 16 Gb switch is the only switch that provides up to 28 internal server facing FC ports, which allows the Flex Chassis to scale to 28 server ITEs in a single chassis (when using double density half-width ITEs) that lowers the overall per-server cost of the solution. These 28 internal ports also enable greater path redundancy for ITEs using the 4-port FC mezzanine adapters. Additionally, the FC5022 offers an industry leading 20 external SFP+ ports that allows for multi-chassis scalability up to 18 chassis without the use of external FC switches, thereby greatly reducing the overall cost of the Flex Solution.
  • Accelerating fabric deployment and serviceability with Brocade ClearLink and Fabric Vision
    Brocade ClearLink is a feature supported by the FC5022 16 Gb Switch that enables administrators to quickly identify and isolate 16 Gbps optic, port, and cable problems, reducing fabric deployment and diagnostic times. Brocade Fabric Vision Technology offers innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management capabilities to help administrators avoid problems, maximize application performance, and reduce operational costs.
  • A building block for virtualized, private cloud storage
    The FC5022 16 Gb Switch supports multi-tenancy in cloud environments through VM-aware end-to-end visibility and monitoring, Quality of Service (QoS), and fabric-based advanced zoning features. The FC5022 enables secure long distance extensions to virtual private or hybrid clouds with dark fiber support, as well as in-flight encryption and data compression.
  • Simplified interconnect to existing SAN environments with Brocade Access gateway (NPIV) operational mode
    All models of the FC5022 16 Gb Switch can be deployed as a full-fabric switch or as an Access Gateway, which simplifies fabric topologies and heterogeneous fabric connectivity. Access Gateway mode utilizes N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) switch standards to present physical and virtual servers directly to the core of SAN fabrics. This makes it transparent to the SAN fabric, greatly reducing management of the network edge. The IBM SAN Scalable Switch in Access Gateway mode can connect servers to NPIV-enabled SAN fabrics, including IBM, Brocade B-Series, other vendor Brocade SAN fabrics, or Cisco SAN fabrics.
  • Maximizing investments
    To help optimize technology investments, IBM offers a single point of serviceability backed by industry-renowned education, support, and training. In addition, the IBM 16/8 Gbps SAN Scalable Switch is in the ServerProven program, ensuring compatibility among a variety of IBM and partner products. IBM recognizes that customers deserve the most innovative, expert integrated systems solutions.

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90Y9356

Lenovo Flex System FC5022 24-port 16Gb ESB SAN Scalable Switch - Switch - managed - 20 x 1

Highlights

  • Superior scalability both for internal and external ports that reduces costs and increases availability
  • Simplified interconnect to existing SAN environments with Brocade Access gateway (NPIV) operational mode
  • Maximizing investments

Marketing description

The IBM Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch is a Gen 5 Fiber Channel (FC) high-density switch that operates at 16 and 8 Gbps FC speeds and is used in the IBM Flex System chassis.

Product Features

  • Superior scalability both for internal and external ports that reduces costs and increases availability
    The FC5022 16 Gb switch is the only switch that provides up to 28 internal server facing FC ports, which allows the Flex Chassis to scale to 28 server ITEs in a single chassis (when using double density half-width ITEs) that lowers the overall per-server cost of the solution. These 28 internal ports also enable greater path redundancy for ITEs using the 4-port FC mezzanine adapters. Additionally, the FC5022 offers an industry leading 20 external SFP+ ports that allows for multi-chassis scalability up to 18 chassis without the use of external FC switches, thereby greatly reducing the overall cost of the Flex Solution.
  • Accelerating fabric deployment and serviceability with Brocade ClearLink and Fabric Vision
    Brocade ClearLink is a feature supported by the FC5022 16 Gb Switch that enables administrators to quickly identify and isolate 16 Gbps optic, port, and cable problems, reducing fabric deployment and diagnostic times. Brocade Fabric Vision Technology offers innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management capabilities to help administrators avoid problems, maximize application performance, and reduce operational costs.
  • A building block for virtualized, private cloud storage
    The FC5022 16 Gb Switch supports multi-tenancy in cloud environments through VM-aware end-to-end visibility and monitoring, Quality of Service (QoS), and fabric-based advanced zoning features. The FC5022 enables secure long distance extensions to virtual private or hybrid clouds with dark fiber support, as well as in-flight encryption and data compression.
  • Simplified interconnect to existing SAN environments with Brocade Access gateway (NPIV) operational mode
    All models of the FC5022 16 Gb Switch can be deployed as a full-fabric switch or as an Access Gateway, which simplifies fabric topologies and heterogeneous fabric connectivity. Access Gateway mode utilizes N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) switch standards to present physical and virtual servers directly to the core of SAN fabrics. This makes it transparent to the SAN fabric, greatly reducing management of the network edge. The IBM SAN Scalable Switch in Access Gateway mode can connect servers to NPIV-enabled SAN fabrics, including IBM, Brocade B-Series, other vendor Brocade SAN fabrics, or Cisco SAN fabrics.
  • Maximizing investments
    To help optimize technology investments, IBM offers a single point of serviceability backed by industry-renowned education, support, and training. In addition, the IBM 16/8 Gbps SAN Scalable Switch is in the ServerProven program, ensuring compatibility among a variety of IBM and partner products. IBM recognizes that customers deserve the most innovative, expert integrated systems solutions.

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