Smartoptics 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel transceiver families certified by Cisco
Smartoptics 32G, 16G and 8G Fibre Channel transceiver families have been uniquely approved by Cisco for use with its MDS platform. The certified solutions offer Cisco users a new approach to cost-efficient data center connectivity through embedded networking.
The supported MDS products include Cisco MDS 9148S, 9250i, 9396S, 9132T, 9132T, Cisco MDS 24/10 Port SAN Extension Module, Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module and Cisco MDS 48 Port 32 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module.
Embedded networking maximizes investments
The ability to synchronously replicate data between data centers is key to the successful implementation of a remote back-up strategy. Today, 32/16/8G Fibre Channel is the traffic protocol of choice for this type of storage area networking (SAN). The certified Smartoptics transceivers support connectivity for:
32G – Fibre Channel, DWDM
16G – single channel, CWDM and DWDM
8G – single channel, CWDM and DWDM
The approval allows all transceivers to be embedded directly into Cisco Fibre Channel switches for simple, cost-effective and scalable networking. Our embedded solutions allow Cisco users to build scalable transmission networks for up to 8 CWDM or 80 DWDM channels over a single dark fiber connection.
The unique approval of Smartoptics embedded transceiver solutions for use with Cisco’s multi-layer fabric switches offers best in class one-stop solutions for data center connectivity, ensuring users get maximum performance and ROI from their systems.