FibreConnect 1648-D02

48-port, 16Gb/s Fibre Channel mid-market switch

Model No. FCSW-1648-D02

The ATTO FibreConnect™ 1648 Fibre Channel switch provides 16Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity for mid-market applications such as cloud computing, storage virtualization and shared all-flash storage. The FibreConnect 1648 switch comes standard with dual power supplies for redundancy, supporting the needs of a demanding enterprise environments. With best-in-class performance and price, customers choose this product to meet the needs of their growing hyperscale data centers.


The ATTO FibreConnect™ 1648 Fibre Channel switch has all the features needed to support the explosion in data storage as well as highly virtualized architectures driving enterprise data centers today. But powerful doesn’t need to mean complicated. With easy-to-use tools to set up and monitor your SAN, FibreConnect switches simplify deployment and ensure that storage networks are always performing at their best.
FibreConnect switches offer low latency, less than 700ns, to support the latest solid state storage devices and accelerate application performance. They also support a variety of configuration options such as Access Gateway mode with N_Port ID Vistualization (NPIV) that amplify the value of server virtualization.

  • Aggregate bandwidth of 768Gb/s end-to-end, full duplex
  • Maximum fabric latency of 700ns for locally switched ports. Forward error correction (FEC) adds 400ns between E_Port connections (enabled by default)
  • Supports ISL trunking of up to eight 16Gb/s ports per trunk
  • Auto-sensing of 16, 8, 4, and 2Gb/s port speeds; programmable to fixed port speed; supports speed matching between 8, 4 and 2Gb/s
  • Configure fabrics of up to 6,000 active nodes, 56 switches and 19 hops
  • Support for E, F, M, D and EX switch modes
  • Port types: D_Port (Diagnostic), E_Port, F_Port, M_Port (Mirror); Self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); optional Access Gateway ports mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port
  • Dual, redundant, hot-swappable power supplies
  • Complete SAN solution when combined with ATTO Celerity 16Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs
  • Exceptional performance, affordable price for mid-tier enterprise applications
  • High-density form factor offers 48 ports in a compact 1U package
  • High-quality SFP+ fiber optic transceivers included
  • Easily configure and monitor SAN for optimal performance using local and remote tools, as well as simplified \“one click\” options
  • Dual functionality as a full-fabric SAN switch or as an N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) enabled gateway
  • Protects existing infrastructure investment with auto-sensing 16, 8, 4, and 2Gb/s auto-sensing capabilities
  • Proven ATTO and Brocade interoperability with leading video and IT infrastructure vendors.
  • Low power consumption


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