IBM® 2109-M48 Nears End-of-Support Date

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 wBrocade 48000as “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 Soon, on November 30, 2015, the IBM® 2109-M48 will be withdrawn from service by IBM®.

There is no need to panic or make a quick decision to upgrade. TeamKCI will pick up support the day your IBM® support contract runs out. No need to squirrel away parts, buy spare machines to store in your parts closet, or read up on maintenance procedures. TeamKCI will maintain your IBM® 2109-M48 as good as or even better than the manufacturer at prices that will shock you and make you wonder why you didn’t move your IBM® 2109-M48 maintenance over to TeamKCI earlier.

We guaranty that you will be able to talk to a technical specialist within fifteen minutes of making a service call any time of day or night. Four-hour onsite response time (though in reality we average less than two hours). A full complement of spare parts stored on premises to facilitate rapid repairs. Product engineers who speak the language and can help you reconfigure your IBM® 2109-M48 or restore corrupted software. Top of the rack service at bottom of the rack prices. Exactly what you would expect from the leader in switching technology support.

Brocade® is the registered trademark of Broadcom Inc.

Cisco® is registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the
United States and certain other countries.

IBM is trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

McDATA® is a registered trademark of Brocade Communications.


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