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Brocade 6505 Switch

The Brocade 6505 is a 24-port, entry-level switch that provides exceptional price/16 Gbps performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality. Delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology, the Brocade 6505 switch is the industry's easiest SAN switch to install, manage, and support.

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Flexible, Easy-to-Use Entry-Level SAN Switch for Private Cloud Storage
To keep pace with growing business demands, data centers are transitioning to highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. This approach enables organizations to consolidate and simplify their IT resources, resulting in increased business agility and lower capital and operating expenses. But virtualization is not without its challenges. Data centers must keep up with the explosive data growth and dynamic changes driven by virtualized workloads. Selecting the right network is key to realizing the full benefits of these cloud-based architectures.

The Brocade 6505 Switch with Gen 5 Fibre Channel provides exceptional price/16 Gbps performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch. Designed to enable maximum flexibility and reliability, the Brocade 6505 is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. It comes standard with a single power supply with integrated fans. A second, optional power supply provides additional redundancy for increased resiliency.

A simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface make the Brocade 6505 both powerful and easy to use. Moreover, the Brocade 6505 offers low-cost access to industry-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology while providing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.

Additional highlights include:

  • Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in a 24-port, 1U entry-level switch
  • Enables fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 12 to 24 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities
  • Simplifies management through Brocade Fabric Vision technology, reducing operational costs and improving application performance
  • Simplifies deployment and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade ClearLink Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) to identify optic and cable issues
  • Maximizes resiliency with non-disruptive software upgrades and an optional redundant power supply
  • Simplifies deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard
  • Simplifies server connectivity by deploying as either a full-fabric switch or a Brocade Access Gateway

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This tech brief provides best practices for implementation of advanced Brocade Fabric OS features that identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel SANs from problematic device and media behavior.

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Brocade® Advanced Performance Monitoring—based on Brocade Frame Filtering technology and a unique performance counter engine—is a comprehensive tool for monitoring the performance of networked storage resources. This ASIC-based monitoring tool helps reduce the total cost of ownership and over-provisioning while enabling Storage Area Network (SAN) performance tuning, reporting of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and greater administrator productivity.

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DeepStorage Report says Brocade Fabric Vision significantly advances the state-of-the-art for SAN Management, and reduces operating costs.

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Evaluator Group’s benchmark testing demonstrates the superior performance of Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel vs FCoE for Solid State Storage environments.

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Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack for vCenter Operations Management Suite helps organizations quickly correlate SAN health to VM performance.

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Brocade switches with Gen 5 Fibre Channel unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next-generation storage, doubling the data throughput of 8 Gbps links, enabling organizations to fully leverage existing and new IT investments.