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Cisco MDS Series Primary Use Case

Shivanand Hadapad - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Cisco MDS 9148 SAN switch model is the best product. It is highly reliable and at a low cost, easy to deploy, easy to upgrade, easy to configure and easy to administer. This gives effective performance when used for SAN switch connectivity between hosts and storage boxes. It supports reverse compatibility 4/8/16 Gbps of throughput. When configured in redundancy there is a 0% chance of a path missing between the host and storage array. It also supports short distance and long-distance ISL configuration without any issues. WebUI is simple and easy to understand.

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Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The primary use case is as a standard SAN (single-site), and metro-SAN (10-15km between datacenters). Both types of switches, fixed and directors, are used.

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Mike  Zukerman - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this solution to manage our storage and inner network solution.

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