The IBM SAN06B-R (2498-R06) makes use of existing Internet, IP-based Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructures for metro and global SAN extension for business continuity solutions. The SAN06B-R has been architected for high performance with up to 8 Gbps FC ports and hardware-assisted traffic processing for up to 1 Gbps line-rate performance across Ethernet Internet Protocol (IP) ports (GbE).

IBM SAN06B-R, 2498-R06 Features:
  • 1U 19" packaging designed for rack-mount or table-top
  • Supports either 8, 4, 2 or 4, 2 and 1 Gbps FC link speeds
  • Speed auto-sensing capabilities provide backward compatibility with 4, 2 and 1 Gbps fibre channel links
  • Shortwave and longwave SFPs can be intermixed in the same router
  • Full Fabric operation and Universal Port Operation available on all ports
  • Optional Inter Switch Link (ISL) Trunking supported on all active ports
  • Hardware-based compression
  • Extensive buffering
  • Hierarchical routing services
  • SAN isolation from Internet, Wide Area Network (WAN) or Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) failures
  • Scalable remote-site fan-in
  • Hardware-based encryption

For pricing on new or used IBM System Storage routers, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.