The Fibre Channel protocol and Brocade have been closely connected since the development of the first Brocade Fibre Channel platforms over 15 years ago. Today, organizations worldwide rely on Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions in their mission-critical data centers to deliver unmatched reliability, simplicity, and 16 Gbps performance.
What is Gen 5 Fibre Channel? Gen 5 Fibre Channel is the proven, purpose-built network infrastructure for data center storage, delivering unmatched reliability, scalability, and 16 Gbps performance.
Brocade platforms with Gen 5 Fibre Channel –including the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone and Brocade 6520, 6510, and 6505 Switches –unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next generation storage. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel platforms deliver many unique capabilities and advantages to meet the evolving requirements of today’s data center:
The Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel switch platforms include:
The Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter is a new class of adapter that meets all the connectivity needs of cloud-enabled data centers while providing unmatched performance, application-aware services, unified management, and reduced cost and complexity. It is the simplest, most flexible, and most powerful server connectivity adapter designed to extend fabric services to Virtual Machines (VMs) and applications in highly demanding virtualized environments.
By leveraging the Condor3 ASIC features in the Gen 5 Fibre Channel platforms, customers can save on both the OpEx and CapEx of maintaining SANs.
The Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone with Gen 5 Fibre Channel offers unique optical ICL connectivity, enabling massive fabric scalability while simplifying network topologies.
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.