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Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T, and 6740T-1G Switches

The Brocade VDX 6740 and 6740T are Ethernet fabric Top of Rack (ToR) switches featuring 10 GbE ports with 40 GbE uplinks. The new Brocade VDX 6740T-1G Switch offers dual-speed functionality. It can be deployed with1000BASET for existing 1 GbE server connectivity and upgraded via software to 10GBASE-T for future bandwidth growth. Together with Brocade VCS Fabric technology, these switches deliver the high performance and low latency needed to support demanding virtualized data center environments.

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Brocade VDX 6740 Switches provide the advanced feature set that data centers require. Together with Brocade VCS Fabric technology, these switches can simplify network design and operations for a more automated and efficient network, offer the flexibility needed to easily scale networks, and provide a cloud-ready infrastructure.

Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T, and 6740T-1G Switches offer:

High performance and low latency: Provides high performance with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access ports and 40 GbE uplinks, as well as ultra-low latency through wire-speed ports and automated hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking.

Flexible bandwidth options: Offers flexibility to deploy 1000BASE-T and upgrade to 10GBASE-T for higher bandwidth.

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

Maximizes network utilization: Enables efficient, load-balanced multipathing at Layers 1, 2, and 3, including multiple Layer 3 gateways.

Advanced storage connectivity: Provides Ethernet storage connectivity for FCoE, iSCSI, and NAS.

Optimizes virtualization: Offers the automation needed to support highly virtualized server and storage environments while enabling the transition to cloud computing.

VDX 6740 Switch Resources

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Brocade Network Advisor maximizes Brocade VCS Fabric technology investments by providing advanced management of Brocade VCS Fabrics and Brocade VDX switches.

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Lippis Reports highlights Brocade VCS Fabric value proposition and cloud performance test on the VDX 8770

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The joint Brocade and Coraid solution provides unmatched price-performance advantages with a Layer 2 storage fabric solution that can both scale to support thousands of servers and petabytes of storage and enable dense virtualization.

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Brocade VCS Fabric Technology, the Plug-n-Play Cloud Computing Network for Isilon Scale-out NAS

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Brocade and VMware's unified network provides seamless transition between the physical and virtual architecture.

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The Brocade SSR program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative that verifies Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabric network interoperability with all-flash and hybrid storage arrays with Brocade expertise, tools, and proven testing methodologies.

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Government Employee’s Health Association (GEHA) redesigns network with Brocade Ethernet Fabric technology, simplifying management and increasing network scalability and flexibility.

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i3D.net leverages Brocade technology to deliver an exceptional online gaming experience over high-capacity, low-latency, cloud-based networks.

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A leading North American bank was operating its storage network over its general-purpose Ethernet data network. This success stories describes the issues they were experiencing and details the Brocade VDX 6720 solution put in place over a new IP storage network and the benefits that resulted.

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Leading cloud services provider meets growing demand for increased network performance and capacity with Brocade Ethernet fabrics.

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IaaS provider Peak gains a competitive edge with Brocade

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Community college ensures a quality student experience by deploying a highly resilient, high-performance campus network and gaining instant network visibility and flexible support for expanded wireless and video deployments

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Singing River Hospital improves network bandwidth, business continuity, and response times by deploying with Brocade VCS Fabric technology through Brocade VDX switches.

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With a Brocade network in place, SIPCOM can offer high-capacity, scalable hosted UC services to its growing user base.

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Westmark’s New Campus Network Brings Advanced Capabilities to Specialized Learning

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As cloud-based services become more prevalent, scalable multitenant network environments become more imperative. The multitenant data center network architecture from Brocade provides a smooth and scalable cloud deployment that simplifies management and orchestration.