HPE SAN Director Switch
Are you looking to modernize your storage-networking infrastructure to efficiently meet the dynamic and growing demands of your business? With more reliable data access and procedures to reduce human error, the HPE SAN Director Switch portfolio delivers a powerful Fibre Channel (FC) and multiprotocol switching infrastructure that can massively scale in a smaller footprint and 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 with private and hybrid-cloud deployments and highly virtualized environments. The HPE SAN Director Switch portfolio contains the HPE B-series SN8700B 64Gb FC Switch and HPE B-series SN8600B 32Gb FC Switch as well as the HPE B-series SN8000B Switch 16Gb FC Switch. The HPE SAN Director is offered in 8-slot and 4-slot chassis providing up to 384 64Gb/s ports or up to 512 32Gb/s with up to 32 QSFP based ICLs equivalent to 128 FC ports.
- Introducing the HPE B-series SN8700B 64Gb SAN Director offered with the flexibility of both non-port side intake (NPI) and with non-port side exhaust (NPE).
- The HPE SN8700B Director offers reduced latency compared to the previous generation.
- Up to 384 64Gbps line rate ports or up to 512 32Gbps line rate ports for device connectivity. Along with 32 ICL connections for an additional 128 ports for chassis-to-chassis interconnect.
- HPE SN8700B Director blades are available fully-integrated with 48 32Gb short wave or 48 32Gb long wave transceivers.
- Core blade upgrades for the HPE SN8600B Director Switch allow customers to upgrade and unlock the features and 64Gb port bandwidth of the HPE SN8700B Director Switch without replacing their chassis.
HPE SAN Director Switch features up to 64Gbps FC performance and up to 31Tbps chassis bandwidth to address 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 48-port 64Gb FC blade, 64-port 32Gb QSFP blade, 48-port 32Gb FC blade, and 32Gb SAN extension blade.
Increase 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 FC links.
HPE SAN Director family provides higher chassis, slot-to-slot, and port performance, enabling faster deployment of applications.
HPE B-series SAN Director Switches 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.
HPE 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 integrated with the HPE SN8600B SAN Director or HPE Network Orchestrator (NetO) integrated with the HPE SN8700B SAN Director offer greater visibility into your SAN fabric.
The HPE I/O Insight software with Gen6 and Gen7 FC enhances visibility into the health of your SAN.
Enables pro-active monitoring of I/O performance and behavior through integrated network sensors, allowing real-time monitoring of NVMe workloads, 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.
Improves Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions
The HPE SAN Director delivers high bandwidth, port density, and throughput required for application performance over WAN connections addressing demanding disaster recovery (DR) requirements through 64Gb, 32Gb 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 10Gbps FC support on the 32Gb and 64Gb blade.
HPE B-series SN8700B and SN8600B SAN Director seamlessly integrate with NVMe throughout the fabric.
Enables high-density, core-edge, and active-active mesh chassis topologies reducing inter-switch cabling by up to 75%.1
To meet ever-increasing demands for faster, more reliable data access, it is essential for organizations to deploy a modernized infrastructure that reduces latency, increases bandwidth, and helps ensure near-continuous availability. Unprecedented performance is not enough on its own.
 Two 64-port blades support 32 ISL cable connections versus 128 FC cables required using the 48-port blades to achieve the same ISL connectivity, a 75% reduction in cable connectivity.
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