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EMC Connectrix DS-200B SAN Switch

SKU: EMCDS200B Categories: ,

Product Description

EMC Connectrix DS-200B Switch: 8 to 16 Ports | 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec

The 4 Gbit/sec EMC Connectrix DS-200B Switch provides an affordable single-switch solution for new small SANs or existing SANs that are being upgraded with newer technology. To help new SAN users deploy their SANs, the 8- to 16-port EMC Connectrix DS-200B features the EZSwitchSetup wizard and other key usability and configuration enhancements.

The EMC Connectrix DS-200B combines auto-sensing 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel throughput with new features that greatly enhance switch operation. As a result, organizations can enjoy the advantages of low-cost device connectivity and powerful capabilities that make SAN technology highly accessible and affordable.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Provides an affordable, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs, and an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments
  • Simplifies configuration and administration with easy-to-use tools such as the EMC Connectrix EZSwitchSetup wizard
  • Enables “pay-as-you-grow” scalability from single-switch fabrics to full-fabric enterprise capabilities with Ports On Demand scalability from 8 to 12 or 16 ports in 4-port increments
  • Offers dual functionality as either a full-fabric SAN switch or as a EMC Connectrix Access Gateway
  • Provides 4 Gbit/sec performance and availability characteristics typically associated with larger enterprise-class solutions
  • Protects existing investments in EMC Connectrix Fabric OS and EMC Connectrix M-EOS*-based environments through native E_Port switch interoperability
  • Protects existing device investments with auto-configuring 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec capabilities
  • Increases flexibility by connecting into any SAN fabric in EMC Connectrix Access Gateway mode

End-To-End Performance and Reliability

EMC Connectrix 8Gb switches require EMC Connectrix optical transceiver modules, which are available in a multiple models to satisfy a wide range of speed and distance requirements. These Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) modules are optimized for EMC Connectrix 8Gb products to maximize performance, reduce power consumption, and help ensure the highest availability of miss ion-critical applications.