C-series Switches

Does your data center need increased switch scalability and performance? The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switches elevate the standard for director-class switches. Providing industry-leading availability, scalability, security, and management, it allows businesses to deploy higher-performance SANs, with lower TCO. Layering a rich set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, the switch director addresses the stringent requirements of large data center storage environments. Future ready performance with up to 24 Tb/s of Fibre Channel (FC) system bandwidth and 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 4/8/16 Gb/s, 10 Gb/s full line rate FC ports or 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 10GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis or up to 1152 (8-slot) or 768 (4-slot) FC ports in a single rack. Ready for integration of future high-speed standards, providing continued investment protection.

What's new

  • Discontinuing physical delivery of software licenses, maintaining electronic delivery of software licenses
  • 3-3-3 warranty for the HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director switch increases the warranty to a 3-year, 24x7, 4-hour response warranty.

Features

Industry-leading Scalability

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director switches are designed for deployment in large-scale data center storage networks to deliver enterprise cloud capabilities while supporting business transformation.

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director switches provide up to 24 terabits per second (Tb/s) of Fibre Channel (FC) system bandwidth and 384 (8-Slot) or 192 (4-Slot) 4/8/16 Gb/s, 10 Gb/s full line rate FC ports or 384 (8-slot) or 192 (4-slot) 10GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis.

Outstanding SAN Performance

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch enables seamless deployment of unified fabrics while delivering high-performance Fibre Channel connectivity, which achieves low total cost of ownership (TCO).

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch provides support for 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel and 1.5 Tb/s throughput per slot.

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch provides a 16 Gb/s line-rate, non-blocking, with predictable performance across all traffic conditions for every port in the chassis.

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch supports for 10GbE FCoE for unified storage and data networking.

High Availability

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch offers fully redundant components, including fabric cards, supervisors, and power supplies.

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch provides grid redundancy on the power supply and 1+1 redundant supervisors.

With the HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch users can add additional Fabric-1 Crossbar switching modules to enable N+1 fabric redundancy with no loss of performance.

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switch combines non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in class.

Intelligent Network Features

The HPE StoreFabric SN8500C Director Switches offer VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabric wide quality of service (QoS) enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise wide storage networks.

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