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The Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director has the industry's highest port density for a SAN director, with 768 line-rate 16-Gbps Fiber Channel ports. It is ready for future support for 768 line-rate 32-Gbps Fiber Channel ports. The MDS 9718 also supports the Cisco 24-port 40-Gbps Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) line card. It is designed for deployment in midsize to large enterprises. The MDS 9718 enables SAN consolidation and collapsed-core solutions for large enterprises, thereby reducing the number of managed switches and leading to easy-to-manage solutions, providing more front panel ports by reducing the number of ports used on Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), and offering room for future growth.

The MDS 9718 addresses the stringent storage requirements for large virtualized data centers. As a director-class SAN switch, the MDS 9718 uses the same operating system and management interface as other Cisco data center switches. It brings intelligent capabilities to a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric. You gain uncompromising availability, security, and scalability; simplified management; and the capability to flexibly integrate new technologies. The MDS 9718 lets you transparently deploy unified fabrics with Fiber Channel and FCoE connectivity for low total cost of ownership (TCO).

This item was discontinued on October 06, 2022

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