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Brocade and HP

Brocade and HP together have helped HP customers optimize their storage and server infrastructures with over 25,000 storage networks implemented world wide – and have shipped almost 13 million Fibre Channel ports.

HP, powered by Brocade, is a leader in storage networking:

  • HP has the largest installed base of SAN fabrics in the market
  • HP has over 3,400 SAN-certified engineers
  • HP supports the largest Fibre Channel fabrics in industry
  • HP and Brocade have integrated Software & Management Strategy
  • 10+ years of OEM partnership and collaboration
  • Significant Qualification Investments & Support Matrix
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Product Category/Description Brocade Product Name HP Product Name
Gen 5 Fibre Channel Enterprise Solutions
384 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports or up to 512 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports Brocade DCX 8510 8-slot HP SN8000B SAN Director 8-slot
192 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports or up to 256 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports Brocade DCX 8510 4-slot HP SN8000B SAN Director 4-slot
384 port 8 Gbit/sec SAN Backbone Brocade DCX Backbone HP StorageWorks DC SAN Backbone Director
192-port 8 Gbit/sec SAN Backbone Brocade DCX-4S Backbone HP StorageWorks DC04 SAN Director
Gen 5 Fibre Channel Midrange SAN Solutions
96 Fixed port Gen 5 (16 Gbps) Fibre Channel Switch Brocade 6520 HP StoreFabric SN6500B 96-port 64Gb Fibre Channel switch
48-port 16 Gbit/sec mid-range FC switch Brocade 6510 HP SN6000B FC Switch
80-port 8 Gbit/sec midrange SAN switch Brocade 5300 HP StorageWorks 8/80 SAN Switch
Gen 5 Fibre Channel Entry SAN Solutions
24-port 16 Gbit/sec entry-level SAN switch Brocade 6505 HP SN3000B
24-port 8 Gbit/sec entry-class SAN switch Brocade 300 HP StorageWorks 8/8 and 8/24 SAN Switches
Blade Server SAN I/O Modules
24-port 16Gbit/sec embedded SAN switch Brocade 6548 Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class
24-port 8 Gbit/sec embedded SAN switch Brocade 5480 Brocade 8Gb SAN module for HP c-Class BladeSystem
Specialty Switches
Fibre Channel over Ethernet Blade Brocade FCOE 10-24 HP StorageWorks 10-24 FCoE Blade
Encryption Blade and switch Brocade Encryption Switch HP StorageWorks Encryption SAN switch AR944A
Fabric Routing and Extension    
12 x 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Ports, 10 x 1 GbE ports Extension Blade Brocade FX8-24 HP StorageWorks Multi-Protocol Extension Blade
16 x 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Ports, 6 GbE ports Brocade 7800 HP StorageWorks 1606 Extension SAN Switch
SAN Management Software
Fabric Management Software Brocade Network Advisor HP B-series SAN Network Advisor Software

Brocade – HP Joint Solutions