IBM 2027-256 SAN Director

IBM 2027-256 SAN Director

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IBM 2027-256
IBM 2027-256

TeamKCI has extensive hands on experience with IBM 2027-256 directors and continues to maintain and repair them. We can also supply additional and replacement units.

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The IBM 2027-256, also known as the SAN256M, is a 256-port highly scalable, partitionable director that provides dynamic switched connections between Fibre Channel servers and devices in a SAN environment.  The director can be partitioned from one to four separate directors, each with its own management and Fibre Channel services subsystems.  Ports can be configured to operate at 1, 2, 4 or 10 Gbps.

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TeamKCI sells used and refurbished IBM equipment. Used and refurbished IBM systems are available at big savings offering our customers alternative financial options to maximize their IT dollars.

Warranty & Support
TeamKCI offers a 12 month warranty and 9-5 technical support on all refurbished IBM 2027-256 (SAN256M) directors and all other pre-owned refurbished IBM SAN equipment we sell.  Extended warranties and 24x7x4 onsite support are also available for an additional charge.  Learn more.

How to Get Started?
For more information on a IBM 2027-256 (SAN256M) or any other IBM product simply complete the TeamKCI Quick Quote form on this page or call TeamKCI at 201-934-6500 Ext. 11 for immediate assistance.


Technical Specifications

Maximum Ports: 256
Minimum Ports: 32
Port Speed: 1 Gb/s or 2 Gb/s I/O ports (or a combination of both, including 10 Gb/s ports)
Upgrade: Up to Eight 32 Port Line Cards
Redundant Power: Yes
Rail Kit: Yes

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Effective November 29, 2008, IBM withdrew the 2027-256 (SAN256M) from marketing.

To link to this announcement, click here.






TeamKCI maintenance services offer:

  • Spare parts stored on premises to facilitate rapid repairs and ensure that most problems can be handled with a single maintenance call.
  • Utilization of machine resident “dial-in” and “call home” features to quickly identify and diagnose anomalies before they become major problems.
  • A 24 x 7 response capability that allows our customers to speak with a product specialist within thirty minutes of placing a call any time of day or night.
  • On site response time of four hours or less.
  • Our pledge to only use tested OEM parts.
  • Prices that are at a minimum 50% less than the OEM’s list price.
  • Our promise to maintain your legacy equipment for as long as you choose to use it. TeamKCI has no End-of-Life or End-of-Support dates. We have never dropped service on any product we accepted for maintenance until our very last customer had stopped using it.
  • A lifetime rate guarantee never to escalate your initial rate.
  • Operational software support for all software and firmware you are using at its current EC level.


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