A low-latency 10GbE switch for data center Ethernet connectivity

The Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T and 6740T-1G Switches help you build a virtualization strategy, enabling cost and space saving efficiencies that will grow as you do. You’ll get 1-10GbE top-of-rack capabilities with 40 GbE uplinks to support cloud computing, virtualization, mobility and consolidation.

Product Name: Brocade VDX 6740 Switches
Product Title: A low-latency 10GbE switch for data center Ethernet connectivity
Product Short Description: Brocade 6740 series switches feature automated configuration, simplified management, and business agility support—all in one rack unit.
Product Long Description: The Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T and 6740T-1G Switches help you build a virtualization strategy, enabling cost and space saving efficiencies that will grow as you do. You’ll get 1-10GbE top-of-rack capabilities with 40 GbE uplinks to support cloud computing, virtualization, mobility and consolidation.
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High performance plus low latency

Support virtualized data centers, reduce network congestion, and improve application performance. The Brocade VDX 6740 offers wire speed and non-blocking packet forwarding to meet the capacity requirements of 1/10GbE servers and storage.

Simplicity and automation

Streamline configuration and management, maximize efficiency and improve automation in highly virtualized data centers. We build in emerging VCS fabric innovations like scalable multitenancy, unification of virtual and physical environments, support for layer 3 gateways, automated storage traffic prioritization, and support for open cloud orchestration.

Efficiency and resiliency

Create a more efficient, resilient and flexible network that adapts to changing business conditions and traffic patterns. Brocade VCS Fabric technology helps your organization maximize network bandwidth and allows for immediate discovery and recovery across all networking nodes.

Brocade VCS Fabric technology

  • Save time and resources with elastic, self-forming, and self-healing fabrics
  • Centrally manage the fabric as a single logical element
  • Deliver optimal low-latency support for east-west traffic with per-packet load balancing at Layers 1, 2, and 3
  • Deliver advanced storage networking with improved performance, management, security, span of control and connectivity for FCoE, iSCSI and NAS

High-capacity ports and buffers

  • 1000BASE-T, 10G BASE-T ports, 40 GbE uplink ports, and 24 MB deep buffers
  • Leverage existing wiring infrastructure while moving to a higher bandwidth, from 1000BASE-T to 10GBASE-T
  • Aggregate high bandwidth traffic
  • Industry-leading buffering and  load balanced multipathing handles traffic increases with distribution across ports

Cloud-Optimized

  • Scale out the fabric without adding complexity
  • Support open SDN architectures
  • Improve programmability with faster, more elegant integration with in-house and third-party management and orchestration tools
  • Easily orchestrate fabric services for data centers through the OpenStack framework
  • Provide a choice of multitenant solutions using Virtual Fabrics for tenant isolation within a data center and across data centers

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