ThinkSystem DB720S FC SAN SwitchDatasheet
Maximize performance, simplify tasks
With the growing adoption of flash and the ramp-up of NVMe flash-based storage, enterprises are moving ever-increasing amounts of data through storage area networks (SAN), forcing an increase in I/O capacity to keep up with escalating demand. Coupled with rising complexity and higher expectations for availability, organizations need a SAN capable of maximizing performance while simplifying and automating management.
To meet these requirements, the storage network needs to evolve. A Lenovo Gen 7 Fibre Channel infrastructure, based on Brocade® technology, enables the full performance of NVMe workloads with reduced latency and increased bandwidth. Also, Lenovo’s Gen 7 network lays the foundation for an autonomous SAN by combining powerful analytics and advanced automation capabilities to maximize performance, ensure reliability, and realize a self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing SAN.
The ThinkSystem DB720S is an autonomous SAN building block; along with unmatched 64Gb/s performance, these Gen 7 switches offer a 50% latency reduction compared to Gen 6 to ensure maximum performance from NVMe storage.
Scale-Out Flash Storage Environments
Lenovo storage solutions deliver the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next-generation data centers.
The ThinkSystem DB720S switch and storage arrays support NVMe over Fibre Channel which enables enterprises to move their high-performance, latency-sensitive workloads to the NVMe protocol without disruption.
Gen 7 Fibre Channel
Lenovo Gen 7 Fibre Channel is the storage network infrastructure for mission-critical workloads in medium to large environments. The DB720S is a Gen 7 building-block switch that provides ultra-low latency and flexible scalability from 24 to 56 SFP+ ports in a 1U form factor, supporting up to 64Gb/s port bandwidth with simplified deployment, configuration, and management of SAN resources.
Autonomous SAN Innovation
Through a robust analytics architecture and Fabric Vision technology, the DB720S delivers autonomous SAN infrastructure that offers self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing capabilities. Fabric Vision is a suite of features that leverage comprehensive data collection capabilities with powerful analytics to quickly understand the health and performance of the environment and identify any potential impacts or trending problems.
|Fibre Channel ports||
|Port on Demand Options||
|Maximum fabric latency||Latency for locally switched ports is 460 ns (including FEC).|
(Brocade transceivers required)
|Rack-mount rail kits||Fixed rail kit is included standard, Mid-mount rack kit optional|
|Software Included||Enterprise Software: Trunking, Fabric Vision, Extended Fabric and Integrated Routing|
|Power supply||Dual, hot-swappable redundant power supplies with integrated system cooling fans|
|Warranty||3-year hardware and firmware/FOS (upgrades available)|
For technical details, refer to the ThinkSystem DB720S Product Guide.
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Document number DS0120, published December 3, 2020. For the latest version, go to lenovopress.com/ds0120.