Support Data Growth and Application Demands of an Evolving Fabric

Brocade DCX Backbones bring high performance and support for open system and System Z environments together in a platform that addresses the needs of evolving enterprise fabrics. Designed for long-term investment protection, these 8 Gbps backbones support server, SAN fabric, and data center consolidation—and reducing capital and operational expenses.

Product Name: Brocade DCX Backbone
Product Title: Support Data Growth and Application Demands of an Evolving Fabric
Product Short Description: Support evolving network environment to meet data growth and access demands with an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel platform that consolidates storage infrastructure resources to optimize data center storage connectivity.
Product Long Description: Brocade DCX Backbones bring high performance and support for open system and System Z environments together in a platform that addresses the needs of evolving enterprise fabrics. Designed for long-term investment protection, these 8 Gbps backbones support server, SAN fabric, and data center consolidation—and reducing capital and operational expenses.
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Get 4x more performance

Brocade DCX Backbones deliver 256 Gbps of bandwidth per slot. With Brocade’s unique local switching—data traffic in the same port group does not consume slot bandwidth—these powerful performers offer more than four times the performance of competitive offerings.

Manage your storage network easily with Brocade tools

Brocade Network Advisor offers intuitive system configuration and management across all Brocade data center solutions. Brocade Fabric Vision simplifies performance monitoring and frees IT to take on more strategic activities.

Support a multi-protocol network architecture

Brocade DCX Backbones underpin a high-density, multi-protocol platform that consolidates server connectivity through Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networking technology in open system environments.

Put security and disaster recovery concerns to rest

Implement cost-effective extension and encryption solutions in minutes with Brocade special-purpose plug-in blades. Encrypt data-at-rest fast to provide advanced fabric services and extend replication and backup activities over IP WAN links.

FAST, SCALABLE SAN FABRIC PERFORMANCE

  • Meet performance demands with up to 512 ports and 4.6 Tbps of chassis bandwidth.
  • Meet mid-size network needs with the 8U Brocade DCX-4S (four horizontal blade slots).
  • Meet large enterprise network needs with the 14U Brocade DCX (eight vertical blade slots)

LEVERAGE INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONALITY

  • Simplify fabric threshold configuration and monitoring with Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS) templates.
  • Identify device or ISL congestion and abnormal latency levels with Bottleneck Detection.
  • Discover flows automatically and monitor them non-intrusively without burdening switches

INTEGRATED METRO AND GLOBAL SAN EXTENSION

  • Support high-speed replication and backup with 10/16 Gbps native Fibre Channel
  • Optimize bandwidth use and minimize security risks with in-flight compression and encryption

GREATER NETWORK FLEXIBILITY WITH BROCADE SPECIAL-PURPOSE BLADES

  • Extend replication and backup with 10 Gbps FCIP connectivity
  • DCB/FCoE capabilities to enable LAN and SAN access over a single server connection

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