EMC Connectrix ED-24000B Director: 128 Ports | 1, 2 and 4 Gbit/sec
With state-of-the-art performance and enhanced scalability for both open system and IBM zSeries server enterprise SAN environments, the EMC Connectrix ED-24000B Director provides unique capabilities to meet demanding mission-critical requirements. It scales non-disruptively from 32 to as many as 128 concurrently active 2 Gbit/sec full-duplex ports in a single domain or two domains of up to 64 ports each. In addition, it offers improved performance and the potential to upgrade to higher-speed connectivity in the future. The EMC Connectrix ED-24000B also leads the industry in power and cooling efficiency, helping to reduce total cost of ownership.
With its intelligent fourth-generation ASIC, the EMC Connectrix ED-24000B provides a reliable foundation for core-to-edge SANs, enabling fabrics capable of supporting thousands of hosts and storage devices (see Figure 1).Whether used as a core building block for an enterprise fabric or as a standalone director, the EMC Connectrix ED-24000B is a reliable, high-availability solution. These capabilities make it ideal for enterprise management and high-volume transaction processing applications such as ERP and data warehousing, as well as data backup, remote mirroring, and high-availability clustering.
The EMC Connectrix ED-24000B is designed to integrate with heterogeneous environments that include IBM zSeries server and open platforms with multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX,AIX, and i5/OS. As a result, Connectrix-based SANs can help serve as the foundation for implementing utility computing and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM).