Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules deliver intelligence and consistent, predictable high performance to support the most demanding storage applications. With industry-leading 528 8-Gbps port density and twice the bandwidth of earlier-generation Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switching modules, Cisco MDS 9000 Family 8-Gbps Fibre Channel switching modules help you consolidate large-scale SANs with fewer chassis to reduce space, power, and cooling requirements and lower your total cost of ownership.
Three module configurations offer tiered connectivity to address the diverse SAN performance requirements:
- Cisco MDS 9000 24-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules are an ideal solution for Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) and high-end storage connectivity
- Cisco MDS 9000 48-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules deliver an ideal balance of performance and port density for connection of highly virtualized servers
- Cisco MDS 9000 4/44-Port 8-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Modules offer an affordable solution for consolidating standard servers
Cisco MDS 9000 8-Gbps modules support both 4-Gbps Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and 8-Gbps SFP+ optics. They are supported in MDS 9500 Director chassis alongside previous-generation 4-Gbps and 2-Gbps modules, preserving customer investments.