The Cisco® MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch, the next generation of
the highly flexible, industry-leading, proven Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multilayer Switches,
is an optimized platform for deploying high-performance Storage Area Network extension solutions, distributed intelligent fabric services, and cost-effective multiprotocol connectivity for both open and mainframe environments.
Key features include:
- Integrated Fibre Channel and IP storage services in an optimized form factor
Supports 18 4-Gbps Fibre Channel interfaces for high-performance SAN connectivity and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports for FCIP and iSCSI storage.
- Integrated hardware-based virtual fabric isolation with VSANs and Fibre
Channel routing with IVR
VSANs and IVR enable deployment of large-scale
multisite and heterogeneous SAN topologies. Integrated VSANs in port-level
hardware allow any port in a system or in a fabric to be partitioned into any VSAN.
Integrated IVR provides line-rate routing between any of the ports in a system or in
a fabric without the need for external routing appliances.
- Remote SAN extension with high-performance FCIP
protection and business continuance strategies by enabling backup, remote
replication, and other disaster-recovery services over WAN distances using
open-standard FCIP tunneling; optimizes WAN resource utilization for backup and
replication by enabling hardware-based compression, hardware-based encryption,
FCIP Write Acceleration, and FCIP Tape Acceleration; and preserves VSANs, IVR,
advanced traffic management, and network security across remote connections.
- Cost-effective iSCSI connectivity to Ethernet-attached servers
Extends the benefits of Fibre Channel SAN-based storage to Ethernet-attached servers at
a lower cost than is possible using Fibre Channel interconnection alone.
Cisco MDS9222i spec sheet