IBM 2109-M48 Nears End-of-Support Date
In May 2005, Brocade introduced its then flagship 48000 director, a 4 Gbps director with an eight (8) blade capacity, each blade capable of attaching up to 48 ports, for a total capacity of 384 ports. IBM re-branded the 48K and sold it as the 2109-M28 (a.k.a. SAN256B). It was designed by Brocade to compete with McData and Cisco its two main rivals (at the time) in the director space. Back then the IBM 2109- M48 (Brocade 48K was “state of the art”. Now it is a bit old – legacy if you will – and was designated End-of-Life in January 2011 roughly five and one half years after its introduction. Soon, on November 30, 2015, the IBM 2109-M48 will be withdrawn from service by IBM.
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