• Connectrix Storage Networking for the Modern Data Center

      The Dell EMC Connectrix family of directors and switches moves your organization’s vital business information to where it’s needed quickly and securely, with the highest performance, the highest availability and unsurpassed reliability.

    • Learn how Connectrix enhances all flash storage environments.

    • Connectrix Directors and Switches

    • SAN directors – network directors

      Dell EMC Connectrix Directors

      Ideal for the largest mission-critical storage area network environments that require massive consolidation and nonstop operations. Connectrix products effectively allow physical and virtual servers to share storage resources securely.

      • Provides six 9s availability
      • Scales from 32 to 768 mission-critical ports
      • Supports up to 32 Gb/s Fibre Channel
      • Supports Fibre Channel, FICON, FCiP, FCoE and NVMe over Fabrics
    • SAN switches – network switches

      Dell EMC Connectrix Switches

      Ideal for departmental or edge storage area networks (SANs) where you need highly available access to expanding network storage. Provides foundation for growth in smaller environments to deployment in large data centers.

      • High availability through redundant connections
      • Scales from 8 to 128 ports, with 1U and 2U models
      • Supports up to 32 Gb/s Fibre Channel
      • Supports Fibre Channel, FICON, FCiP, FCoE and NVMe over Fabrics

    • Connectivity matters for all flash storage

      • All flash storage environments require a storage network that is deterministic and easy to manage with low latencies. Connectrix has always delivered low latency, deterministic behavior, scalability and reliability. As you modernize your data center, make sure your storage network can keep pace. Today’s storage networks deliver up to 32 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) Fibre Channel speeds and allow for seamless transition to Fibre Channel Non-Volatile Memory Express (FC-NVMe) workloads without any hardware upgrade in the SAN.


        All-Flash Performance: Connectrix delivers low latency and deterministic behavior required for all-flash.


        Automated SAN Management: Connectrix Management provides fabric and device management across the SAN.


        NVMe over Fabrics: All Connectrix 16 and 32Gb/s platforms support NVMe over Fabrics (FC-NVMe).

    • Connectrix Storage Networking Resources



      Modern Data Center Storage Networking

      Learn about Connectrix directors and switches product data and management software.


      Top 5 Reasons for Connectrix

      Review why you should deploy Connectrix SAN in your data center.


      Dell EMC Connectrix Mainframe Offering Overview

      Read about storage networking and services for mainframe environments.


      Best Practices for NVMe over Fibre Channel

      Review NVMe overview, deployment options, and best practices directly from Connectrix engineering.


      Reasons to Introduce NVMe over Fabrics

      NVMe over Fabrics provides a scalable enterprise solution for all flash storage networking environments using the NVMe protocol from the server to the SAN, through the storage array.



      Connectrix B-Series SANnav Management Software

      Learn about SANnav, the next generation management software for the Connectrix B-Series.


      SANnav Management Portal and Global View

      SANnav management provides comprehensive visibility into the SAN environment.


      Connectrix MDS Management and SAN Analytics

      Learn how MDS SAN Analytics provides complete line rate IO visibility into your SAN.


      Connectrix MDS Data Center Network Manager

      Optimize your SAN environment with Dell EMC Connectrix MDS Data Center Network Manager (DCNM).


      Introducing CloudIQ for Connectrix

      Learn how to easily monitor your Connectrix storage and SAN health from anywhere.


      Transitioning to NVMe Over Fabrics

      This video introduces the benefits of end-to-end Fibre Channel NVMe.


      Keep Your SAN Fresh

      Keeping your storage network fresh is important as you transition your other Data Center technologies, like storage and servers to the latest offerings.

    Technical Whitepapers


      Congestion Spreading and How to Avoid It

      Read how congestion spreading impacts your SAN, and what measures can be taken to avoid it.


      NVMe Best Practices

      Read about deployment considerations and best practices for FC-NVMe with Connectrix B-Series and MDS Series.


      Get the Most Out of Your Storage

      Learn how upgrading your Fibre Channel SAN to 32 Gb/s Fibre Channel (GFC) delivers the best application performance with new 32GFC PowerMax storage arrays.

    • Services & Support


      ProSupport for Enterprise

      Highly trained experts around the clock and around the globe to address your IT needs, minimize disruptions and maintain a high-level of productivity.


      ProDeploy for Enterprise

      Integrate new technology into existing environments with confidence through extensive planning and validation by expert certified engineers.


      Dell Financial Services

      Acquire technology on your terms with a variety of flexible payment solutions from Dell Financial Services.**

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