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1st
out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
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Rating
8.7
13th
out of 14 in Enterprise SAN
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Comparisons
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PowerVault
SAN40B-4
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Overview
PowerVault MD3 storage arrays help you cost-effectively address the challenges of data growth with versatile solutions that are optimized for smaller-scale storage consolidation, flexible virtualization projects and high business continuity.
The IBM System Storage SAN40B-4 SAN fabric switch provides 24, 32 or 40 active ports and is designed for high performance with 8 Gbps link speeds and backward compatibility to support links running at 4, 2 and 1 Gbps link speeds. High availability features make it suitable for use as a core switch in midrange environments or as an edge-switch in enterprise environments where a wide range of storage area network (SAN) infrastructure simplification and business continuity configurations are possible.
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Sample Customers
Dayco, FAW Foundry, University of Cambridge, Finder, Stadtwerke Pforzheim GmbH & Co.
Cosan, EF Education First, Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura S.p.A., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, American National Bank
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government7%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
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Dell EMC PowerVault is ranked 1st in Enterprise SAN with 3 reviews while IBM SAN40B-4 is ranked 13th in Enterprise SAN. Dell EMC PowerVault is rated 8.6, while IBM SAN40B-4 is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerVault writes "Good performance, stable, and well-priced". On the other hand, Dell EMC PowerVault is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC Connectrix SAN, Quantum DXi Series and Huawei OceanStor SNS, whereas IBM SAN40B-4 is most compared with .

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