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Many IT departments have consolidated their data centers and SANs, achieving great efficiencies along the way. Large enterprises with consolidated SANs have hundreds or thousands of servers running business applications interconnecting through a common network fabric, making the network fabric an ideal nexus from which to deploy solutions such as SAN extension, acceleration, and encryption of data. The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node provides a high-performance, flexible, unified platform for deploying enterprise-class disaster recovery, business continuance, and intelligent fabric applications.The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node hosts four independent service engines, which can each be individually and incrementally enabled to scale as business requirements change, or be configured- to run separate applications.The Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node uses Cisco expertise and knowledge of IP networks to deliver outstanding SAN extension performance, reducing latency for disk and tape with FCIP acceleration features, including FCIP write acceleration and FCIP tape write and read acceleration. Hardware-based encryption helps secure sensitive traffic with IP security (IPsec), and hardware-based compression dramatically enhances performance for both high- and low-speed links, enabling immediate cost savings in expensive WAN infrastructure. Multiple Gigabit Ethernet ports within a single engine or across service engines can be grouped into a PortChannel of up to 16 links for high availability and increased aggregate throughput.Natively integrating support for intelligent fabric applications, the Cisco MDS 9000 16-Port Storage Services Node provides a platform for distributed fabric services such as Cisco Storage Media Encryption (SME), which encrypts data at rest on heterogeneous tape drives and virtual tape libraries (VTLs), and the Cisco MDS 9000 IOA feature, which provides acceleration and compression for synchronous replication applications. These advanced functions are available to any device connected to the fabric, facilitating ease of deployment, scalability, and high availability through clustering.
9000 Family 16-Port Storage Services Node
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VLAN support, Syslog support, IPv6 support, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS)