Brocade 6500 Series Fibre Channel Switches
Highly Scalable, Enterprise-Class Storage Networking Switches
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Today’s 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 today’s 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.
Build a network that adapts to your business
Design your data center to incorporate a cloud-optimized SAN. The flexible, high-performance storage network helps provide the scalability and reliability required to support highly virtualized and cloud-based environments.
Rely on a network that keeps running, no matter what
Help ensure uninterrupted operations using innovative business-continuity solutions with field-demonstrated reliability.
Manage your network simply and efficiently
Dell offers the essential tools and technologies to simplify management and reduce infrastructure complexity.
Specifications:Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
|Brocade 6500 Series Fibre Channel Switches Specifications|
Fibre Channel ports
SSH v2, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP v1/v3, Telnet; SNMP; WEBTOOLS, Brocade Network Advisor (BNA), SMI-S, RADIUS, LDAP: standard
Fibre Channel: Autosensing of 2, 4, 8 and 16 Gbps port speeds; and optionally programmable to fixed port speed: standard
Classes of Service
Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames): standard
POST and embedded online/offline diagnostics including FCPing, Pathinfo (FCTraceroute), Forward Error Correction (FEC), etc. Diagnostic Port (D-Port): standard
Up to eight 16 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 128 Gbps per ISL trunk. There is no limit to how many trunk groups can be configured in the switch: standard
Download the Brocade G620 Gen 6 Fibre Channel Switch Spec Sheet (PDF).
Download the Brocade 6520 Gen 5 Fibre Channel Switch Spec Sheet (PDF).
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