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.
A Proven Foundation for Next-Generation Data Centers
Data center infrastructures must evolve in order to support the growing demands of highly virtualized environments and private cloud architectures. Fibre Channel, the de facto standard for storage networking, is evolving with the data center to support new requirements for application availability, performance, and operational simplicity.
As the preeminent leader in Fibre Channel data center fabrics, Brocade ships thousands of Fibre Channel switching platforms every year. Deployed in 90 percent of Fortune 1000 data centers, Brocade provides proven hardware and software reliability to support non-stop operations, consistently delivering more than five-nines availability. The purpose-built simplicity of Brocade SAN solutions enables massive scale without complexity, offering the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for enterprise-class storage. The low latency, highest port density, and wire speed throughput offered by Brocade SAN switches deliver unmatched performance for virtualized applications and next-generation storage.
Brocade helps transform existing and new storage assets into cloud-optimized storage infrastructures, allowing organizations to protect their IT investments while increasing business agility and operational flexibility.
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.