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Multiprotocol Extension Solution Delivers Business Resiliency at Scale

Brocade SX6 Extension Blade solution for the Brocade X6 Directors securely moves more data faster over distance while scaling to support the world’s most demanding environments. It combines director-class reliability with Fabric Vision technology to simplify management, automatically detect WAN anomalies, and avoid unplanned downtime.

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Product Title: Multiprotocol Extension Solution Delivers Business Resiliency at Scale
Product Short Description: This extension blade moves more data faster over distance with director-class reliability and simplified management.
Product Long Description: Brocade SX6 Extension Blade solution for the Brocade X6 Directors securely moves more data faster over distance while scaling to support the world’s most demanding environments. It combines director-class reliability with Fabric Vision technology to simplify management, automatically detect WAN anomalies, and avoid unplanned downtime.
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Performance Over Distance

Performance over distance is fundamental to keeping up with recovery demands. That’s why Brocade SX6 Extension Blade operates at full line-rate speed even with encryption turned on. You get fast data replication to meet recovery objectives, and excellent WAN utilization.

Enterprise-Class Availability

Meeting recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO and RTO) requires a highly reliable network infrastructure . Brocade SX6 Extension Blade offers near-zero downtime, thanks to proactive monitoring, dynamic bandwidth sharing, and lossless failover between data centers.

Unmatched Flexibility

Business needs change quickly, and data centers have to keep pace. Brocade SX6 Extension Blade scales on demand with industry-leading port density, and runs Fibre Channel and IP traffic to accommodate growth, change, and rising service level agreement (SLA) requirements.

Simplified Operations

Gain visibility across your data centers with simplified operations that reduce costs and improve IT productivity. Brocade SX6 Extension Blade centralizes Fibre Channel and IP storage replication traffic with a single tool, and extends Fabric Vision over distance for greater control and insight.

Industry-Leading Performance

  • Up to 80 Gbps per blade provides industry-leading performance
  • Maximize utilization of WAN links through protocol optimization technology and expand WAN bandwidth with hardware-based compression
  • Secure data flows over distance with no performance penalty

 

Near-Zero Downtime

  • Hot-pluggable chassis components and non-disruptive software upgrades enhance availability
  • Lossless failover technology protects against WAN link failure and avoids restart/resync events
  • Dynamic bandwidth sharing maintains replication performance during disruptions
  • Proactive monitoring helps avoid unplanned downtime by detecting WAN anomalies 

Flexibility and Scale

  • Multiprotocol port connectivity consolidates Fibre Channel and IP replication traffic
  • Up to four blades per chassis provides scale-as-you-grow flexibility
  • •Port density provides scale on demand connectivity for more Fibre Channel and IP storage devices

Holistic Management Over Distance

  • Extends Fabric Vision over distance for greater control and insight
  • Advanced monitoring and alerting simplifies troubleshooting of end-to-end I/O flows over distance
  • Built-in traffic generator and WAN test tool streamline deployment 

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