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A storage area network (SAN) switch is a device that connects servers and shared pools of storage devices and is dedicated to moving storage traffic. Brocade provides the following SAN Switches:


1. Brocade 6505 Switch
The Brocade 6505 is a 24-port, entry-level switch that provides exceptional price/16 Gbps performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality.
Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in a 24-port, 1U entry-level switch.


Enables fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 12 to 24 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities.
Leverages Brocade Fabric Vision technology’s powerful monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase uptime, and reduce costs.


Helps pinpoint problems faster, simplify SAN configuration and management, and reduce operational costs with customizable Brocade Network Advisor health and performance dashboards.


Simplifies deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade ClearLink Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) to identify optic and cable issues.
Maximizes resiliency with non-disruptive software upgrades and an optional redundant power supply.


2. Brocade 6510 Switch
The Brocade 6510 is a 48-port, high-performance, enterprise-class switch that meets the demands of highly virtualized and private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fiber Channel technology.
Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in a 48-port switch for virtualized data centers and private cloud architectures.


Enables fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 24 to 48 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities.
Leverages Brocade Fabric Vision technology’s powerful monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase uptime, and reduce costs.


Helps pinpoint problems faster, simplify SAN configuration and management, and reduce operational costs with customizable Brocade Network Advisor health and performance dashboards.


Simplifies deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard and and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade ClearLink Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) to identify optic and cable issues.


Maximizes availability with redundant, hot-pluggable components and non-disruptive software upgrades.


3. Brocade 6520 Switch
The Brocade 6520 is a 96-port, high-density switch for large enterprise data centers to support data center consolidation, growing workloads, and highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. Delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fiber Channel technology and unmatched port density, the Brocade 6520 Switch provides industry-leading scalability, reliability, and 16 Gbps performance in a flexible, easy-to-deploy enterprise-class switch.


Provides high scalability in an ultra-dense 96-port switch to support highly virtualized, private cloud storage and data center consolidation.


Enables “pay-as-you-grow” flexibility from 48 to 96 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities with speeds up to 16 Gbps.
Leverages Brocade Fabric Vision technology’s powerful monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase uptime, and reduce costs.


Customizable health and performance dashboard views through Brocade Network Advisor to pinpoint problems faster, simplify SAN configuration and management, and reduce operational costs.


Simplifies deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade Clear Link Diagnostic Ports (D ports) to identify optic and cable issues.


Provides up to eight in-flight encryption and compression ports, delivering data center-to-data center security and bandwidth savings.

 

4. Brocade 7800 Extension Switch
The Brocade 7800 Extension Switch combines best-in-class Fiber Channel, FICON, and FCIP performance, “pay-as-you-grow” scalability, and flexible deployment options for remote replication, backup, and migration. Up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fiber Channel ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide scalable bandwidth, port density, and throughput, extending and optimizing Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric connectivity over distance to support business continuity and disaster recovery applications.


Leverages advanced Fiber Channel and FCIP technology to enable fast, reliable, and cost-effective remote data replication, backup, and migration.


Maximizes flexibility with an extensible hardware platform and flexible software licensing to support a broad range of SAN extension requirements.


Offers a purpose-built FCIP SAN extension solution with up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 GbE ports in a 1U space.
Maximizes replication, backup, and migration throughput over distance using advanced Fiber Channel frame compression, disk and tape protocol acceleration, and QoS-aware FCIP networking technology.
Offers FCIP Trunking and Adaptive Rate Limiting to maximize WAN link utilization and resiliency.
Enables consolidation while providing traffic isolation in mixed environments with Brocade Virtual Fabrics.
Simplifies management through Brocade Fabric Vision technology, reducing operational costs, maximizing uptime, and optimizing application performance.

 

5. Brocade 7840 Extension Switch
The Brocade 7840 Extension Switch is a purpose-built extension solution that moves more data over distance faster while minimizing the impact of disruptions. Designed for high-speed, secure transport of data between data centers, it addresses the most demanding disaster recovery requirements.
Move more storage data between data centers to meet increasing disaster recovery and business continuity objectives with industry-leading performance and scalability.
Encrypt storage data flows over distance without a performance penalty.
Improve load balancing and network resilience with extension trunking to increase WAN utilization and protect against WAN link failures.
Consolidate replication I/O from heterogeneous arrays and multiple protocols.
Achieve always-on business operations with non-disruptive firmware upgrades.
Deliver holistic management over distance for greater control and insight.
Extend proactive monitoring between data centers to automatically detect WAN anomalies and avoid unplanned downtime.
Accelerate troubleshooting of end-to-end I/O flows over distance.

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