Executive Summary

By Henry Baltazar  |  Posted 2003-05-05 Email Print this article Print

: Cisco MDS 9216 with IPS Blade"> Executive Summary: Cisco MDS 9216 with IPS Blade

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Good
The MDS 9216, equipped with the soon-to-be-released IPS Blade, allows Cisco (www.cisco.com) to bridge the gap between SANs and IP networks. The Cisco MDS 9216 seems to be very capable, but like all new products (especially in the SAN market), there could be some basic interoperability issues as Cisco continues to build up its hardware compatibility matrix.

(+) Easily communicates in multiple protocols; scalable in enterprise environments.

(-) Management is pretty basic; interoperability issues are likely.

  • Nishan Systems IPS 3000, 4000


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