Brocade 6500 Switch Series
16Gbps SAN switches for highly virtualized and cloud-optimized data centers.
8Gb Fibre Channel Switch for M1000e-Series Blade Enclosure
24-port 8Gb Fibre Channel Switch
Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone
Purpose-built for next-generation I/O tasks and storage virtualization.
Brocade 5000 Switch
32-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch
Brocade 4900 Switch
64-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch
Cisco MDS 9124
24 auto sensing Fibre Channel port
Consolidating SAN infrastructures in enterprise data centers for manufacturing, government, healthcare and other markets with growing workload virtualization.
Auto-Negotiating Full Fabric Fibre Channel or Access Gateway
Easily integrating Fibre Channel (FC) technology into new or existing Storage Area Network (SAN) environments using the PowerEdge M1000e blade enclosure, Brocade M5424 8Gbps FC SAN I/O Module (Brocade M5424) and Dell/EMC storage
Reducing optical and cabling components.
Simplifying deployment and management of a Dell blade server environment into Brocade fibre channel SANs
The Brocade® 300 Fibre Channel switch combines up to 24 ports of (8 Gbit/sec technology with Ports on Demand scaling from 8 to 16 to 24 ports, allowing "pay-as-you-grow" scalability.
It is a great choice for customers deploying Dell/EMC AX array-based SANs who desire future-proofing for a 8Gbps infrastructure and fast inter-switch linking.
Data center virtualization and next-generation storage networks that require greater scalability, performance and reliability.
The Brocade® 5000 Fibre Channel switch combines up to 32 ports of 4 Gbit/sec performance with high availability and Ports on Demand to support mission-critical SANs. It is a great choice for customers deploying Dell/EMC CX500/700 array-based SANs who desire future-proofing for a 4Gbps infrastructure and faster inter-switch linking.
4900 Fibre Channel switch*
combines up to 64 ports of4 Gbit/sec performance with high availability and Ports on Demand to support business-critical SANs. It is a great choice for customers deploying Dell/EMC CX500/700 array-based SANs who desire future-proofing for a 4Gbps infrastructure and fast inter-switch linking.
The Cisco MDS 9124 offers up to 24 auto sensing Fibre Channel ports capable of speeds of 4, 2, and 1 Gbps in a compact 1RU form-factor chassis with 4 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth for each port and an aggregate platform bandwidth of 192 Gbps. The Cisco MDS 9124 is great as a standalone departmental SAN switch and as an edge switch in enterprise core-edge SANs. The 1RU compact design is ideal for space-constrained environments where maximum port density per rack is imperative.
Combines up to 48 ports of high-performance 16 Gbps technology and Ports on Demand scaling from 24 to 36 or 48 ports
Based on Brocade’s seventh-generation ‘Condor-3’ASIC technology, supporting 2, 4, 8, and 16Gbps auto-sensing Fibre Channel and 10Gbps Fibre Channel switch and router ports.
FICON, FICON Cascading and FICON Control Unit Port ready
Two hot-swappable, redundant integrated power supply and fan FRUs.
Option for front-to-back and back-to-front airflows via choice of integrated power supply unit
Up to 24 ports available
2 Gbit/sec, 4 Gbit/sec, and 8 Gbit/sec interfaces for seamless integration with existing fabrics.
Operates in standard Native Fabric mode or Access Gateway mode
Fibre Channel auto-sensing ports self-negotiate to the highest speed supported by attached devices.
Provides an affordable, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs, and an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments
Delivers up to 24 ports of 8 Gbit/sec performance in an energy-efficient, optimized 1U form factor to support demanding server and virtual server deployments
Helps simplify configuration and management with easy-to-use tools such as the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard, and is Microsoft Simple SAN-compatible
Enables “pay-as-you-grow” scalability from single-switch fabrics to full-fabric enterprise capabilities with Ports On Demand scalability from 8 to 16 or 24 ports in 8-port increments
Offers dual functionality as either a full-fabric SAN switch or as an NPIV-enabled Brocade Access Gateway that is designed to enhance fabric scalability and simplify management
Helps protect existing device investments with auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec capabilities and native operation with Brocade and Brocade M-Series fabrics
Designed to future-proofs investments by enabling organizations to use 4 Gbit/sec SFPs today and upgrade to 8 Gbit/sec SFPs
The advanced systems architecture of DCX 8510 family enables all ports to operate with a worse case oversubscription of 1.5:1 at 16Gbit/sec
Almost no oversubscription in real-world SAN and Data Center with 8Gb/16Gb/10Gb speeds.
Dual redundant control processors and core switching blades provide enhanced high availability and enable non-disruptive software upgrades.
The multi-protocol design of DCX 8510 supports other blades such as 10Gb FC-IP Extension (FX8-24) blade.
64Gb QSFP based optical ICLs allow connecting up to 5 DCX 8510 chassis without wasting ports in port blades and helps build Scale out modular only SAN. It allows flexible topologies like core edge and full mesh topologies.
Helps protect existing investments by providing 4 Gbit/sec technology with auto-sensing capabilities to support earlier 1 and 2 Gbit/sec devices
Utilizes Ports on Demand for fast, easy, and cost-effective scalability from 16 to 32 ports in 8-port increments
Helps Protect existing investments by providing 4 Gbit/sec technology with auto-sensing capabilities to support earlier 1 and 2 Gbit/sec devices
Utilizes Ports on Demand for fast, easy, and cost-effective scalability from 32 to 64 ports in 16-port increments
The base configuration has 8 active ports with flexibility to upgrade onsite to 16 and 24 ports, in 8-port increments, with the Cisco MDS 9124 On-Demand Port Activation Licenses
Offers nondisruptive software upgrades, dual hot-swappable power supplies (with integrated FANs for optional redundancy), VSANs for fault isolation, and Port Channels for Inter-Switch Link (ISL) resiliency.
Sophisticated diagnostics—Industry-leading intelligent diagnostics such as Fibre Channel Ping, Fibre Channel Traceroute, Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), and Cisco Fabric Analyzer
The Cisco MDS 9124 includes built-in storage network management through a command-line interface (CLI) or Cisco Fabric Manager
48-port auto-sensing 2, 4, 8, 10 or 16 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switch
24-port 8Gb Fibre Channel SAN I/O Module
24-port 8Gb Fibre Channel Brocade Switch
32-port 16Gb and 48-port 16Gb port blades
32-port 4Gb Fibre Channel Switch
64-port Fibre Channel Brocade Switch
24 auto sensing Fibre Channel port