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Vibrant is the leading reseller of used Cisco Storage switches, we buy and sell Cisco MDS equipment at great savings off of retail pricing. Vibrant carries an extensive stock of networking and data storage equipment and has been a trusted source of quality, discount enterprise IT since 1998, with over 10,000 satisfied clients worldwide.
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Vibrant's Cisco MDS
Cisco first introduced MDS storage in 2002, a
product family release that has dramatically changed the landscape of SAN
solutions. Vibrant has been there from the start - offering a discount
re-marketed alternative to Cisco storage. Cisco’s goal with their MDS
product line is to provide investment protection and align with today's trends
in storage. They provide the connectivity required between storage and
compute layers in enterprise IT environments.
Because data is currently doubling in size every
two years, the storage of massive streams of data is needed at organizations
and companies alike. Additionally, since more and more storage has become
virtual, added layers of intelligence are essential.
Cisco has responded to these issues (including
the issues of more traditional file storage like FCoE and NAS), and created an
architecture that is able to connect all types of storage and is adaptable for
future needs, while still offering speed and reliability.
Here is a brief summary of the key attributes of
the Cisco MDS product line:
(All of which Vibrant can offer used at
Cisco MDS 9000 Multilayer Switches:
This product set typically comes in 32-port and 48-port configurations so that
you can choose the one that best suits your connectivity needs between
virtual machines, storage subsystems and Inter Switching Links. It provides
easier tracking of traffic flows.
These switches offer intelligent network services such as scalability and
resiliency to networking. They provide an open platform for third-party
storage, such as virtual storage. They also come with great management
capabilities, so companies can keep track of data from all protocols. These
switches provide investment protection because of a common architectural
framework and shared modules across both the director-class and fabric
switches. This way, companies will have an easy way to upgrade and to use
common spare parts. The MDS 9000 family lowers the total cost of ownership of
your data storage infrastructure.
Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Directors:
switches offer multiple layers of intelligence and they support many different
protocols of storage such as fiber channel, iSCSI, FCoE, and naturally support
for virtual storage.
The director-class series provides unified storage management, so
that multiple switches and fabric are centralized. Directors also provide area
manager software making total cost of ownership less. The base units include a
6, 9 or 13 slot modular chassis with dual supervisor 2 modules and power
supplies to help ensure smooth, continuous operation and non-disruptive upgrade
A layered design also includes the integration with fabric-based applications
to fabric-wide services offering many solutions for business continuance,
storage virtualization, and network assisted backup. This common software
environment ensures that the user's SAN environment will scale properly and
adapt as businesses grow.
Cisco MDS 9700 Multi-Layer Directors:
Cisco MDS 9700 Series Switches offer three times the bandwidth that is available
to traditional SAN directors. Best of
all, these directors have an architecture that makes them highly adaptable for
the future. They can handle virtual
storage and massive data. MDS 9700s have a “fault tolerant” design and can
handle data being accessed from various protocols. These directors offer great SAN performance
and support 16 Gbps fiber channel and 1.5 Tbps per slot. Components are redundant offering high
availability for fabric cards, supervisor and power supplies.
There is no doubt that Cisco has innovated with
the MDS product line to take on competitors like Brocade and offer an elite
product. Cisco has realized the trends
in data and created architectures that link older technologies to newer
technologies. With data being so
critical to business, and the fact that there are massive amounts of it, you
want to be sure that you invest in storage and switching solutions that are
smart long term investments. Make these
investments economical by considering used equipment from Vibrant.
Cisco storage is versatile, adaptable, reliable
and affordable. There appears to be very little downside, if any, when investing
in this product line.
For more information on used Cisco MDS equipment
please Contact Us today. We offer discounted
sale prices up to 90% off of Cisco’s listed price. To get more information on pricing, Request a Quote today.