This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the IBM Storage Networking SAN192C-6. The IBM Storage Networking SAN192C-6 is a director-class SAN switch that is designed for deployment in small- to medium-sized storage networks that can support enterprise clouds and business transformation. It layers a comprehensive set of intelligent features into a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric.
IBM Storage Networking SAN192C-6 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments. It delivers uncompromising availability, security, scalability, ease of management, and transparent integration of new technologies for flexible data center SAN solutions. It shares the same operating system and management interface with other IBM data center switches. By using the IBM Storage Networking SAN192C-6, you can transparently deploy unified fabrics with Fibre Channel, IBM Fibre Connection (IBM FICON®), and Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) connectivity for low total cost of ownership (TCO).
For mission-critical enterprise storage networks that require secure, robust, cost-effective business-continuance services, the FCIP extension module is designed to deliver outstanding SAN extension performance, reducing latency for disk and tape operations with FCIP acceleration features, including FCIP write acceleration and FCIP tape write and read acceleration.
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