Cisco has announced its MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch, which provides enterprise-class capabilities such as Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs), advanced security, high availability and flexibility, all powered by the Cisco SAN operating system.
The switch also offers 'pay as you grow' on-demand ports and an easy point-and-click wizard that simplifies SAN setup and management.
The MDS 9124 Fabric Switch offers enterprise-class capabilities and performance at an affordable price with a small footprint, suitable for SMB companies, departmental SANs, or core-edge enterprise SANs. Customers benefit from the advanced capabilities of Cisco SAN OS, including high performance and resiliency of inter-switch links and advanced security features to address compliance and regulatory requirements.
The MDS 9124 is expected to be generally available through Cisco storage partners HP and IBM starting as early as February 2007. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps7079/index.html