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Are you looking to modernize your storage-networking infrastructure, massively scale in a smaller footprint, automate procedures to reduce human error, and deliver greater efficiency to meet the dynamic and growing demands of your business? The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director portfolio delivers a powerful and reliable Fibre Channel (FC) and multi-protocol switching infrastructure that can unleash the full performance of flash and emerging NVMe-based storage. It provides a mission-critical, scalable, and high-performance foundation for enterprise data centers in Hybrid IT and cloud storage, highly virtualized environments and all-flash storage. The HPE SAN Director portfolio contains the HPE StoreFabric SN8600B 32 Gb FC Switch and the HPE StoreFabric SN8000B Switch 16 Gb Switch. The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director consists of an 8-slot 14U chassis and a 4-slot 8U chassis providing up to 512 Gen6 32 Gb FC ports and up to 32 QSFP based ICLs which are equivalent to 128 FC ports.
HPE StoreFabric SAN Director features 32 Gbps Fibre Channel performance and up to 16.2 Tbps chassis bandwidth to address next-generation I/O and bandwidth-intensive applications for private cloud storage and highly virtualized environments.
Supports flash-based storage workloads with up to 1 billion IOPS utilizing 64-port 32 Gb QSFP Blade, 48-port 32 Gb FC Blade, and 32 Gb SAN Extension Blade.
Increases scalability with up to 2X throughput for high-density virtual machine (VM) deployments and larger fabrics allowing organizations to support more storage devices using the same number of Fibre Channel links.
HPE StoreFabric SAN Director family provides higher chassis, slot-to-slot, and port performance enabling faster deployment of applications.
The HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Switch and HPE StoreFabric SN8000B SAN Switch offer local switching capabilities to verify that data traffic within the same port group does not consume slot bandwidth, increasing the number of line-rate ports.
The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director simplifies monitoring, management and diagnostics to avoid problems before they impact operations and it dramatically reduces total cost of ownership (TCO).
HPE Smart SAN is integrated with the HPE SN8600B SAN Director offering greater visibility into your SAN fabric.
The new I/O Insight software with Gen6 Fibre Channel enhances visibility into the health of your SAN.
Enables pro-active monitoring of I/O performance and behavior through integrated network sensors, providing deep insight into problems and improving service level agreements (SLAs).
With new automation, organizations can quickly and reliably perform resource intensive tasks, such as provisioning, and enable uninterrupted SAN monitoring, so that tasks can be completed in less time. With automation, organizations can automate repetitive daily tasks and deliver consistent results.
The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director delivers high bandwidth, port density, and throughput required for application performance over WAN connections addressing demanding disaster recovery (DR) requirements through 32 Gb FC and 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE ports.
Reduces bandwidth costs with in-flight data compression at wire speed and increases security with in-flight data encryption.
Provides native 10 Gbps Fibre Channel support on the 16 Gb and 32 Gb blade.
HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Director seamlessly integrates with next-generation NVMe throughout the fabric.
Future-proof and Gen7 Fibre Channel-ready storage networking platform.
Enables high-density, core-edge, and active-active mesh chassis topologies reducing inter-switch cabling by up to 75%.2
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