Product Id: 26930985
Description: Brocade 6520 - Switch - managed - 48 x Fibre Channel SFP+ - rack-mountable - with 48x 8 Gbps SWL SFP+ transceiver
Mfr Part #: BR-6520-48-8G-F
To meet dynamic and growing business demands, data centers are evolving into highly virtualized environments and cloudbased architectures. This approach enables organizations to consolidate and simplify their IT resources, resulting in increased business agility and lower capital and operating expenses. However, enterprise data centers must keep pace with the changes driven by increasingly virtualized workloads and storage resources. Selecting the right network is therefore key to realizing the full benefits of these cloud-based architectures. By treating the network as a strategic part of a highly virtualized environment, organizations can increase optimization and efficiency even as they rapidly scale their environments.
The Brocade 6520 switch meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fiber Channel technology and capabilities. The Brocade 6520 is a high-density, purposebuilt, foundational building block for large and growing Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructures. It provides industry-leading scalability, reliability, and 16 Gbps performance in a flexible, easy-to-deploy enterprise-class switch, enabling greater data center consolidation, operational efficiency, and business continuity. In addition to increased throughput, it helps improve bandwidth utilization, security, and network visibility and management through in-flight data compression and encryption and advanced diagnostics. It's an ideal switch for bandwidth-intensive workloads, evolving virtualized data centers, and private cloud architectures.
- Provides high scalability in an ultra-dense 96-port switch to support highly virtualized, private cloud storage and data center consolidation
- Simplifies management through Brocade Fabric Vision technology, reducing operational costs and improving application performance
- Helps maximize application uptime and performance while reducing overall operational expenses with ClearLink Diagnostic Ports (D Ports)
- Provides up to eight in-flight encryption and compression ports, delivering data center-to-data center security and bandwidth savings
- Optimizes link and bandwidth utilization with Brocade ISL Trunking and Dynamic Path Selection (DPS)
- Accelerates deployment and troubleshooting with Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP), monitoring, and advanced diagnostics
- Exceptional scalability for demanding workloads and data center consolidation
The Brocade 6520 features 96 Fiber Channel ports in a 2 U form factor, delivering industry-leading port density and space utilization for data center consolidation. In addition, flexible, high-speed 16 Gbps and 8 Gbps optics allow organizations to deploy bandwidth on demand to meet growing data center needs. For maximum flexibility, the switch also features dual-direction airflow options to support the latest hot aisle/cold aisle configurations.
- Industry-leading performance for growing workloads
The Brocade 6520 delivers exceptional performance for growing and dynamic workloads through a combination of market-leading throughput and bandwidth utilization. With the unpredictability of virtualized workloads and cloud services, throughput becomes critical to ensuring that the network does not become the bottleneck. With 96 ports, the Brocade 6520 provides an aggregate 1536 Gbps full-duplex throughput. Up to eight ISLs can be combined together in a 128 Gbps framed-based trunk. In addition, exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient, available path in the fabric.
- Simplified management and robust network analytics
Brocade Fabric Vision technology, an extension of Brocade Gen 5 Fiber Channel, features a breakthrough hardware and software technology that maximizes uptime, simplifies SAN management, and provides unprecedented visibility and insight across the storage network. Offering innovative diagnostic, monitoring, and management capabilities, the Brocade 6520 with Fabric Vision technology helps administrators avoid problems, maximize application performance, and reduce operational costs.
- A building block for virtualized, private cloud storage
The Brocade 6520 provides a critical building block for today's highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. It simplifies server virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management while meeting the high-throughput demands of Solid State Disks (SSDs). The Brocade 6520 also supports multitenancy in cloud environments through Virtual Fabrics, Quality of Service (QoS), and fabric-based zoning features. The Brocade 6520 enables secure metro extension to virtual private or hybrid clouds with 10 Gbps Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) link support, as well as in-flight encryption and data compression to optimize bandwidth and minimize the risk of unauthorized access.