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Create a high-performance and cost-effective storage area network (SAN) with the Cisco MDS 9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch. Delivering scalability, security, availability, resiliency and multilayer functionality, this Cisco MDS device was designed to meet mission-critical storage requirements of commercial organizations. Plus, no special training or expertise is required to operate this Cisco MDS fabric switch. Whether you are a beginner or a professional in the industry, the Cisco MDS 9216i comes with easy activation and minimal configuration, which helps you simplify and accelerate the deployment process. The Cisco MDS 9216i fabric switch comes from the innovative Cisco MDS 9200 series of multiservice switches that sustain business longevity by providing clients with advanced multiprotocol and distributed multiservice integration. As the demands of enterprise data center environments evolve and become more stringent, the Cisco MDS 9216i brings with it SAN extension, enhanced disaster-recovery solutions and flexible multiprotocol connectivity. These crucial elements ensure maximum productivity, increased business agility and reduced total cost of ownership in the workplace. Built with a high level of integration, the Cisco MDS 9216i combines the power of fiber channel and Internet protocol (IP) storage services into a single converged platform. This Cisco MDS device gives you great flexibility in creating various user configurations that satisfy your business requirements. The Cisco MDS 9216i switch includes 14 fiber channel ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports and an expansion slot. Each fiber channel port delivers lightning fast data transmission speeds of up to two gigabits per second. With this Cisco MDS unit’s enhanced quality of service, traffic prioritization, bandwidth utilization and latency are easily managed throughout your network, for optimum performance and uninterrupted service. The Cisco MDS 9216i uses a highly modular architecture that enables you to future-proof your system as the organization expands. Backwards and forwards compatible with previous and newer versions of multilayer fabric switches, you can take advantage of existing service modules to add functionality to your SAN. The Cisco MDS 9216i offers support for hot-swappable redundant power supplies, fan trays and small form-factor pluggable optics. You can easily replace and install defective Cisco components without taking the whole switch down. While giving you exceptional investment protection for your current assets, this Cisco MDS unit also reduces your risk of unplanned downtimes that would otherwise adversely impact worker efficiency. Intelligent networking services collaboration and virtualization are also supported by the Cisco MDS 9216i fabric switch. This Cisco MDS unit comes with virtual SAN (VSAN) technology that converges isolated environments into a unified switching fabric. With support for port-level hardware integration, the Cisco MDS 9216i enables embedded ports to be partitioned into any VSAN. There is also not any need to purchase additional external routing equipment to provide line-rate routing between interfaces, thanks to this Cisco device’s inter-VSAN routing functionality. The Cisco MDS 9216i fabric switch offers a comprehensive network security framework to protect your vital business processes and maintain the integrity of highly sensitive data crossing your corporate data center. This Cisco MDS product provides support for fiber channel security protocol, secure file transfer protocol, access control lists, secure shell protocol and VSAN role-based access control. To facilitate quick and easy deployment of the Cisco MDS 9216i, three simple-to-use modes of management are provided: command line interface, fabric manager and third-party tools. Available as a 3-rack unit, the Cisco MDS 9216i multilayer fabric switch is an excellent addition to your networking storage needs.
9216i Multilayer Fabric Switch
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