HP 3GB 8-PORT SAS 2.0 BL-C SWITCH
Product Code: AJ864A
- Product Description
Are you lacking a simple external direct attached or shared storage solution for your c-Class enclosures? The HP 3Gb SAS BL Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures is an integral part of an HP direct connect SAS storage solution, providing a straight forward architecture for external zoned direct attach as well as shared SAS storage. BladeSystem server administrators now have a simple in-rack SAS storage solution that’s ideal for growing capacity requirements—without the need to coordinate storage requirements with SAN administrators. The SAS architecture combines a P700m Smart Array in each server, and 3 Gb SAS BL switches connected to HP MDS600 or MSA2000sa SAS storage devices. The simplicity of SAS results in a very low cost per GB, enabling low cost zoned or shared SAS storage.
More external storage for c-Class enclosures
• Enables servers within the c-Class BladeSystem enclosure to share storage on an MSA2000sa, without the need for an external SAN infrastructure. Increases storage utilization, flexibility, and enables full virtualization without a SAN.
• Centralizes control and reduces storage management cost. Management tools and software included in the price.
Highly available, cost-effective external storage
• Redundant SAS switches are active, if one fails the second takes over the entire workload.