Reduces the cost and effort of SAN design, implementation and management: Many organizations have implemented multiple SAN islands increasing costs and complexity. With the HP MPR blade users can connect SANs, and share resources for greater asset utilization, improved operational flexibility, and more effective management of the SAN environment.
Ensures greater utilization of data networks: The HP MPR Blade reduces operational costs by maximizing available throughput of expensive bandwidth. It accomplishes this by using hardware-based compression, providing extensive port buffering capabilities for high latency networks, and providing line rate performance for high quality IP WANs.
Integrated with HP B-Series products and management tools for investment protection: The HP MPR Blade offers outstanding investment protection by using the same Fabric OS operating system and centralized management tools as the rest of the HP B-Series, minimizing training and administrative costs. The MPR Blade is backwards compatible with the existing B-series devices, simplifying deployment.
Hierarchical routing architectures for increased SAN scalability: With the FC Routing services of the HP MPR Blade, users can connect SAN islands and share resources. The resulting modular design enables organization to overcome the scalability limits of individual SAN islands and achieve large scalability in the order of 1000’s of ports and 1000’s of devices with outstanding operational stability.
Maintains fabric isolation for improved operational stability: By enabling SAN connectivity and resource sharing without the need to merge the SANs, the HP MPR Blade maintains fabric isolation, and thus secures a stable solution and proper service levels. Combined with FCIP SAN extension services, the router protects the SAN from WAN disturbances further improving operational stability.
Non-disruptive integration to the SAN environment: During deployment, the router can be added non-disruptively to the SAN environment. Users can integrate SAN islands with current addressing scheme minimizing downtime, risks, and costs. Once installed, the HP MPR Blade supports faster, easier topology changes, enabling organizations to reduce costs, and increase productivity.
Industry's leading 4 Gbit/sec FC routing services: The HP MPR Blade provides industry leading 4Gbit/sec performance, and is fully compatible with all B-series products. Moreover, it implements the same valuable services as ISL Trunking and Extended Fabrics, to support high traffic environments.
Optimized FCIP services: For SAN extension over IP WANs, the HP MPR Blade delivers a unique feature set to optimize performance even when faced with challenging IP WAN environments. They include hardware based compression, extensive buffering, 8 FCIP tunnels per Gbit Ethernet port.
Maximize the value of SANs: Reduces the cost and effort of SAN design, implementation and management; Ensures greater utilization of data networks; Integrated with HP B-Series products and management tools for investment protection.
Outstanding scalability and operational flexibility: Hierarchical routing architectures for increased SAN scalability (supports 1000's of ports and 1000's of shared devices); Maintains fabric isolation for improved operational stability; Non-disruptive integration to the SAN environment.
Superior performance: Industry's leading 4 Gbit/sec FC routing services; Performance optimized FCIP services with compression, and up to 8 FCIP tunnels per Gbit Ethernet port; Ability to run applications at line-rate speeds.
Fibre Channel; FCIP
Blade in Director
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Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)
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