Created as a high performance, scalable and easy to use midrange and enterprise SAN solution, the IBM TotalStorage SAN32B-2 offers 16, 24 and 32-port, 4Gbps fabric switching for Windows NT/2000 and UNIX server clustering, infrastructure simplification and business continuity solutions. The IBM SAN32B-3 features a high port density design with 32 ports in a space conscious 1U form factor. It is excellent as a midrange and enterprise SAN fabric switch for IBM system i, System p, System x and other server environments.

IBM SAN32B-2 Features:
  • Designed for high-performance, scalable and simple-to-use midrange and enterprise SAN solutions
  • 4 GB/s ports and enhanced Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking with up to 32 GB/s per data path
  • High availability with redundant, hot-swappable fans and power supplies and hot-pluggable optical transceivers
  • Pay-as-you-grow scalability with Ports on Demand feature

IBM SAN32B-3 Features:

  • Base switch includes 16 ports activated, Advanced Zoning, Fabric Watch, Web Tools and redundant hot-swappable power/fan modules in an efficient, compact enclosure
  • Each port can auto-negotiate to 4, 2 or 1 Gbps link speeds depending on the speed of the device at the other end of the link
  • 8-Port Activation feature allows "pay as you grow" scalability from 16 to 24 or 32 active ports
  • Non-blocking architecture enables up to 256 Gbps throughput with a 32-port configuration
  • Shortwave and long-wave Small Form-factor Pluggable
  • (SFP) optical transceivers are available
  • Optional advanced security, performance monitoring and ISL trunking features provided enhanced capabilities needed in larger and extended distance SAN configurations

For pricing on new or used  IBM System Storage SAN32B-3 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.