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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco MDS Series vs. Dell EMC Connectrix SAN and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"It's perpetual licensing and maintenance is a recurrent cost."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are the devices, databases, and zoning.
Top Answer: It's perpetual licensing and maintenance is a recurrent cost.
Top Answer: The GUI client is Java-based and we know that Java is not secure, so everyone disables it. It would be nice to have an HTML-based client. The initial setup could be simplified.
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2nd
out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
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6th
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Also Known As
Cisco MDS 9100, Cisco MDS 9222i, Cisco MDS 9700
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Overview

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches have met and often exceeded the demanding requirements for storage area networks for more than a decade. They offer a combination of performance, non-stop operations, and multiprotocol flexibility.

The Connectrix family of directors and switches moves your vital business information to where it's needed securely, with the highest performance, the highest availability and unsurpassed reliability. Connectirx is the only storage networking platform that offers the widest range of connectivity networking options and Dell EMC E-Lab guaranteed interoperability testing. Connectrix products can connect physical or virtual servers through Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) technology. Connectrix enables all application environments from Oracle, Microsoft and SAP to local backup/restore, and business continuity/disaster recovery solutions over distance.
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Cisco MDS Series is ranked 2nd in Enterprise SAN with 3 reviews while Dell EMC Connectrix SAN is ranked 6th in Enterprise SAN. Cisco MDS Series is rated 9.4, while Dell EMC Connectrix SAN is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco MDS Series writes "Easy to upgrade, easy to configure and easy to administer". On the other hand, Cisco MDS Series is most compared with HPE SN6000, INFINIDAT InfiniBox and Pure Storage FlashArray, whereas Dell EMC Connectrix SAN is most compared with Dell EMC PowerVault.

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