StoreFabric B-series Switches

Are you looking to deploy storage networking infrastructure that can increase your productivity, deliver greater consistency, predictability, and performance to meet dynamic and growing demands of your business? The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director portfolio delivers a powerful Fibre Channel (FC) switching infrastructure that can unleash the full performance of flash and next-generation Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-based storage. It provides a reliable, scalable and high-performance foundation for enterprise data centers, private cloud storage, highly-virtualized environments and all flash storage. The HPE SAN Director portfolio contains the existing HPE StoreFabric SN8000B Switch 16 Gb Switch and the recently introduced HPE StoreFabric SN8600B 32 Gb FC Switch. The HPE StoreFabric SAN Director consists of an 8-slot 14U chassis and a 4-slot 8U chassis providing up to 384 Gen6 32 Gb FC ports and up to 32 QSFP based ICLs which are equivalent to 128 FC ports.

What's new

  • Offers 32 Gb Short-Wave QSFP with break-out capability and 32 Gb Long-wave 2 km QSFP Transceivers.
  • Fibre Channel Gen6 (32 Gb) with 8-slot and 4-slot configurations providing up to 16.2 Tbps aggregate chassis bandwidth.
  • Has 32 Gb 48-port blades and SAN extensions blade for global connectivity.


Improved Performance

HPE StoreFabric SAN Director features 32 Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) 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 for improved performance.

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 and more bandwidth than previous generations.

The HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Director and HPE StoreFabric SN8000B SAN 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.

Simplified Management

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).

Optimizes Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions

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 1/10/40GbE ports.

Provides native 10 Gbps Fibre Channel support on the 16 Gb and 32 Gb blade.

Reduces bandwidth costs with in-flight data compression at wire speed and increases security with in-flight data encryption.

Lower TCO

HPE StoreFabric SN8600B SAN Director seamlessly integrates with next-generation NVMe throughout the fabric.

Future-proof and Gen 7 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 percent.

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