The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch are designed for deployment in large-scale data center storage networks to deliver enterprise cloud capabilities while supporting business transformation.
The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch provide up to 24 terabits per second (Tb/s) of Fibre Channel (FC) system bandwidth and 384 (8 slots) or 192 (4 slots) 4/8/16/32 Gb/s, 10 Gb/s full line rate FC ports or 384 (8 slots) or 192 (4 slots) 10 GbE FCoE ports in a single chassis.
Existing 16 Gbps customers can transparently move to 32 Gbps speeds without the need for a major equipment upgrade as the 48-port 32 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching module can easily be inserted into existing HPE C-series SN8500C Directors.
Outstanding SAN Performance
The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch enables seamless deployment of unified fabrics while delivering high-performance Fibre Channel connectivity, which achieves low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Provides support for 16/32 Gb/s Fibre Channel and 1.5 Tb/s throughput per slot.
Provides a 16/32 Gb/s line-rate, non-blocking, with predictable performance across all traffic conditions for every port in the chassis.
Delivers full-duplex aggregate performance of 1536 Gbps, making it well suited for high-speed 32 Gbps storage subsystems, 32 Gbps Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), high-performance virtualized servers, and all-flash and NVMe arrays.
Supports 10 GbE FCoE for unified storage and data networking.
The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch offers fully redundant components, including fabric cards, supervisors, and power supplies.
The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch provides grid redundancy on the power supply and 1+1 redundant supervisors.
With the HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch, users can add additional Fabric-1 Crossbar switching modules to enable N+1 fabric redundancy with no loss of performance.
Intelligent Network Features
The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch 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.
The HPE C-series SN8500C Director Switch combines non-disruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and full redundancy of all major components for best-in class.