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HPE StoreFabric SN4000B Power Pack+ SAN Extension Switch



Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Product Family: StoreFabric
Brand Name: HPE
Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Ethernet Technology: 40 Gigabit Ethernet
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  • Number of Fibre Channel Ports16
  • Data Transfer Rate16 Gbit/s
  • Ethernet Technology40 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Compatible Rack Unit2U
  • Form FactorRack-mountable


General Information
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Manufacturer Part Number: E7Y73C
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Brand Name: HPE
Product Line: StoreFabric
Product Model: SN4000B
Product Name: StoreFabric SN4000B Power Pack+ SAN Extension Switch
Marketing Information:

Today’s IT organizations are under pressure to keep pace with the growing avalanche of data traffic between data centers and the changes driven by virtualized application workloads. Faced with this challenge, coupled with rising Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements and recovery expectations, enterprise data centers need their disaster recovery plans to enable fast, continuous, and easy access to mission-critical data from anywhere in the world.

The HPE SN4000B SAN Extension Switch with Brocade Fabric Vision technology delivers unprecedented performance, continuous availability, and simplified management to handle the unrelenting growth of data traffic between data centers.

The HPE SN4000B is a purpose-built data center extension solution that maximizes performance and scalability for large, complex environments, allowing IT organizations to future-proof their storage extension infrastructure by adding more throughput capacity as their needs grow.

What’s new

  • Supports Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) compliant requirements for RoHS 2016.
  • Twenty-four 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports, sixteen 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, and two 40 GbE ports.
  • Addresses growing requirement for high availability/disaster recovery with demands for increased performance/throughput, manageability, and “always on” reliability.
  • Hardware-based capabilities to optimize data transfers over the IP link.
  • Provides multiple modes to optimize compression ratios for various throughput requirements.


High Performance

The HPE SN4000B moves more data faster and further with 16 Gb Fibre Channel and 40GbE ports, available with the HPE StoreFabric SN4000B WAN Rate Upgrade license.

The HPE SN4000B advanced performance and network optimization enable replication and backup applications to send more data over metro and WAN links in less time and to optimize available WAN bandwidth.

The HPE SN4000B offers Twenty-four 16Gbps Fibre Channel ports, sixteen 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, and two 40GbE ports provide the bandwidth, port density, and throughput required for maximum application performance over WAN links.

Scalable and Flexible SAN Extension

The HPE SN4000B leverages cost effective IP WAN transport to extend open systems and mainframe disk and tape storage applications over distances that would typically be impractical.

The HPE SN4000B provides flexibility and investment protection to add advanced extension, FICON, and SAN fabric services for evolving virtual server requirements.

Simplified Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

The HPE SN4000B supports simple point-to-point or comprehensive multisite SAN extension for a variety of strategic IT initiatives.

The HPE SN4000B centralizes backup to consolidate infrastructure and administrative resources.

The HPE SN4000B includes Built-in tools to validate conditions of the WAN links, network paths, and proper setup of FCIP configurations prior to deployment.

Integrated Architecture and Management

The HPE SN4000B Utilizes the same Fabric OS (FOS) that supports the entire B-Series product family to ensure interoperability.

The HPE SN4000B Leverages existing and familiar B-Series management tools, including SAN Network Advisor, Web Tools, and the command line interface to simplify deployment and administration.

Product Type: Fibre Channel Switch
Number of Fibre Channel Ports: 16
Media & Performance
Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbit/s
Ethernet Technology: 40 Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Compatible Rack Unit: 2U
Form Factor: Rack-mountable

Additional information

  • Product Type

    Fibre Channel Switch

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  • Brand Name


  • Form Factor


  • Ethernet Technology

    40 Gigabit Ethernet

  • Data Transfer Rate

    16 Gbit/s

  • Number of Fibre Channel Ports


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