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At-a-Glance Product Line Comparison

Brocade Fibre Channel Switches2U Enterprise Switch1U Enterprise Switch1U Entry-level SwitchConverged DCB/FCoE SwitchExtension
Switch
Encryption Switch
Feature ComparisonBrocade 5300
Brocade
5300
Brocade 6510
Brocade
6510
Brocade 5100
Brocade
5100
Brocade VA-40FC
Brocade
VA-40FC
Brocade 300
Brocade
300
Brocade 8000
Brocade 8000
Brocade 7800
Brocade
7800
Brocade Encryption Switch
Brocade Encryption Switch
Fibre Channel Ports48, 64, 8024, 36, 4824, 32, 40408, 16, 2484, 1632
Converged DCB/FCoE Portsn/an/an/an/an/a24n/an/a
Optical SFP Options8 Gbps, 4 Gbps16 Gbps, 10 Gbps, and 8 Gbps8 Gbps, 4 Gbps8 Gbps, 4 Gbps8 Gbps, 4 Gbps8 Gbps, 4 Gbps (FC); 10 Gbps (CEE)8 Gbps, 4 Gbps8 Gbps, 4 Gbps
Switch Bandwidth640 Gbps768 Gbps320 Gbps320 Gbps192 Gbps304 Gbps128 Gbps256 Gbps
Watts per Gb of Bandwidth0.430.140.280.280.301.15n/an/a
Max. Extended Fabric Distanceup to 600 kmUp to 7500 kmup to 3400 kmUp to 3400 km (Fabric Switch mode)up to 984 kmn/aup to 17,500 km (for FCIP)up to 3000 km (for FC)
Power SuppliesDualDualDualDualSingle (fixed)DualDualDual
Ports on Demandn/an/an/a
Frame-based Inter-Switch
Link Trunking
Access Gateway Moden/a (default mode)n/an/an/a
Adaptive Networkingn/a
Integrated Fibre Channel Routing (Fabric Switch mode)n/an/a
Virtual Fabrics (Fabric Switch mode)n/an/an/a
FICONn/an/an/a
WAN Extension Capabilitiesn/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
Fabric Encryption Capabilitiesn/a (In-flight encryption)n/an/an/an/an/a (Data-at-rest encryption)