Storage Networking

High-Speed Business Continuity

Enhance your data protection using the new Cisco MDS Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) SAN extension module.


Grow and Consolidate

Grow, consolidate, converge, and simplify operations in your small business, enterprise, and cloud. Cisco offers the industry’s highest port-density, 16-Gigabit SAN director, converged storage offerings, and data centers based on open standards with Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs for programmability.

Three Times the Performance

The MDS 9700 Directors delivers more than three times the bandwidth of other industry directors. Use it to optimize your storage connectivity for mission-critical applications, massive amounts of data, solid-state drives, and cloud-based environments. The architecture reduces the number of managed switches for easy management, and REST API programmability provides for rapid provisioning.


Industry's Most Reliable Storage Director

The MDS 9000 Series is capable of decades of nonstop operations. We're taking that to the next level. The MDS 9700 Series Director includes N+1 fabric, fully redundant components, and fault-tolerant architectural design. (PDF - 1.1 MB)


Greater Flexibility with Multiprotocol Innovations

The Cisco MDS 9000 Family of products provides superb flexibility with multiprotocol innovations, unlike disparate solutions. A single, proven OS across your entire data center LAN and SAN, coupled with a single point of management, makes it easier to adopt new technologies and maintain consistent networking operation. (PDF - 271 KB)

A New Benchmark for Performance

Build storage networks with superior performance, reliability, and flexibility.

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Introducing New MDS Solutions

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Learn about the impact of data center transformation on storage networks.

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