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Brocade VDX 6730 Switch

The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch with LAN and native Fibre Channel ports. It supports multiple connectivity options, Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, NAS, and bridges to Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs).

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Revolutionizing the Way Data Center Networks Are Built

The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch is a high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch with LAN and native Fibre Channel ports that supports the most demanding data centers. Together with Brocade VCS Fabric technology, these switches are specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.

Brocade VDX 6730 Switch offers:

Performance and low latency: Provides high performance with 10 GbE ports and ultra-low latency through wire-speed ports and automated hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking.

Simplified architecture: Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing with Brocade VCS Fabric technology

Easy configuration: Enables organizations to manage an entire VCS fabric as a single switch with Brocade VCS Logical Chassis.

Unified storage connectivity: Offers multiple storage connectivity options, including s Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), native Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI, and NAS

Investment protection: Protects existing investments by bridging Fibre Channel SANs and Ethernet fabrics.

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