Product Id: 32032061
Description: Brocade G620 - Switch - managed - 24 x 32Gb Fibre Channel SFP+ - rack-mountable
Mfr Part #: BR-G620-24-R
The mission-critical storage environments require greater consistency, predictability, and performance to keep pace with growing business demands. Faced with explosive data growth, data centers need more IO capacity to accommodate the massive amounts of data, applications, and workloads. In addition to this surge in data, collective expectations for availability continue to rise. Users expect applications to be available and accessible from anywhere, at any time, on any device. To meet these dynamic and growing business demands, organizations need to deploy and scale up applications quickly. As a result, many are moving to higher Virtual Machine (VM) densities to enable rapid deployment of new applications and deploying flash storage to help those applications scale to support thousands of users. To increase agility, reduce expenses, and realize the full benefits of these architectures, organizations need the network to deliver the performance required by server and storage environments. In addition, storage networks are becoming increasingly important to application performance, which means that they also must become easier to administer and manage. 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 G620 switch meets the demands of hyper-scale virtualization, larger cloud infrastructures, and growing flash-based storage environments by delivering Gen 6 Fiber Channel technology and capabilities. It provides a high-density building block for increased scalability, designed to support growth, demanding workloads, and data center consolidation in small to largescale enterprise infrastructures. Delivering unmatched performance, great port density, and built-in instrumentation, the Brocade G620 accelerates data access, adapts to evolving requirements, and drives always on business.
- Provides high scalability in an ultra-dense switch to support high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and flash-based storage environments
- Increases performance for demanding workloads
- Provides proactive, non-intrusive, real-time monitoring and alerting of storage IO health and performance
- Leverages IO Insight intelligence to identify issues and understand key performance, health, and utilization trends, ensuring consistent performance
- Increases resiliency by automatically discovering and recovering from device or network errors
- Leverages Brocade Fabric Vision technology to simplify administration, quickly resolve problems, increase uptime, and reduce costs
- Simplifies troubleshooting with real-time and historical visibility in a single dashboard
- Maximize performance for application and solid state storage architectures
Faced with unpredictable virtualized workloads and growing flash storage environments, organizations need to ensure that the network does not become the bottleneck. The Brocade G620 delivers increased performance for growing and dynamic workloads through a combination of great throughput and low latency. With Gen 6 ASIC technology, the Brocade G620 switch shatters application performance barriers to meet the demands of flash-based storage workloads. At the same time, port-to-port latency is minimized through the use of cut-through switching.
- Simplify scalability and management complexity
The Brocade G620 features Fiber Channel ports in an efficiently designed 1U form factor, delivering excellent port density and space utilization for simplified scalability and data center consolidation. With this high-density design, organizations can pack more into a single data center with a smaller footprint, reducing costs and management complexity. Designed for maximum flexibility and value, this switch offers pay-as-you-grow scalability with Ports on Demand (PoD) capability.
- Gain control and insight to quickly identify problems and meet critical SLAs
The Brocade G620, with Gen 6 Fiber Channel technology and built-in instrumentation, helps organizations achieve greater control and insight to quickly identify root cause at the storage tier, reducing time to resolution so critical Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be met. The IO Insight capability nonintrusively gathers IO statistics, which can be used within an intuitive, policy-based monitoring and alerting suite to configure thresholds and alarms. In-band device latency and IOPS monitoring detects degraded storage performance, allowing administrators to proactively optimize performance and availability to ensure maximum performance.
- Simplified management and robust network analytics
Brocade Fabric Vision technology provides a breakthrough hardware and software solution that helps simplify monitoring, maximize network availability, and dramatically reduce costs. Featuring advanced monitoring, management, and diagnostic capabilities, Fabric Vision technology enables administrators to avoid problems before they impact operations, helping their organizations meet SLAs.
- Brocade Access Gateway mode
The Brocade G620 can be deployed as a full-fabric switch or as a Brocade Access Gateway, which simplifies fabric topologies and heterogeneous fabric connectivity (the default mode setting is a switch). Brocade Access Gateway mode utilizes N Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) switch standards to present physical and virtual servers directly to the core of SAN fabrics. This makes it transparent to the SAN fabric, greatly reducing management of the network edge.