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Brocade 1010 CNAs
Brocade 1020 CNAs
Brocade 200E Switch
Brocade 300 SAN Switch
Brocade 415 HBAs
Brocade 425 HBAs
Brocade 48000 Fibre Channel Director
Brocade 5100 SAN Switch
Brocade 5300 SAN Switch
Brocade 815 HBAs
Brocade 825 HBAs
Brocade M6140 Fibre Channel Director
Brocade Mi10k Fibre Channel Director
Brocade Silkworm 12000 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 24000 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 2800 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 3200 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 3250 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 3800 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 3850 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 3900 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 4100 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 4900 Switch
Brocade Silkworm 5000 Switch
Brocade Silkworm 6400 Switches
Brocade Silkworm 7500 Switch
Brocade VA-40FC SAN Switch
McData Intrepid 10000 Director
McData Intrepid 6064 Director
McData Intrepid 6140 Director
McData Sphereon 3232, ES-3232
McData Sphereon 4300, ES-4300
McData Sphereon 4400, ES-4400
McData Sphereon 4500, ES-4500
48-Port SAN Director Fibre Channel Blade w/4GB SFPs
McData Control Processor Assembly, CTP Module
Brocade 8GB SW, 40 Port Active
Brocade 10GbE SWL SFP
Brocade 4GB Extended Long Wavelength Optical Transceiver
Brocade 1Ge Copper SFP+
3900 Power Supply, 1000W for SAN Switches
Brocade Silkworm 48000 Control Processor Board
Silkworm 300 Switch with 24 Active Ports + Full Pack LIC
Featuring high reliability and scalability, Brocade storage switches are
built for a variety of environments. Brocade specializes in data and storage
networking products including network-attached storage, storage area network
(SAN), directors and switches, data center switches, virtual cluster switching,
software-defined networking and network virtualization. Brocade hardware
products include Fiber Channel SAN directors and switches; Fiber Channel host
bus adapters (HBAs); Ethernet transceivers and many other networking devices.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Brocade held the
largest market share in SAN switches in March 2012.
Ethernet switches and routers
Brocade acquired Foundry Networks in
2008 and entered into the Federal, ISP, carrier, enterprise and campus
switch/router market. Then in 2010,
Brocade entered the 100 Gigabit Ethernet market with the 32-Port MLXe Core
Router chassis. Brocade also introduced
a two-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet density of Internet core routers from its
competitors Cisco and Juniper. In
November 2011, Brocade announced a large 100 Gigabit Ethernet deployment. Brocade began shipping the Brocade VDX 6720
Switch as part of its product family for Ethernet fabric environments in
December 2010. This technology was
designed for highly scalable virtualized and cloud computing environments.In 2011, Brocade introduced two additional
products, VDX 6730 Switch and VDX 6710 Switch.
VDX 6730 – This is a 10 GbE switch that can also use FCoE to bridge
VCS Fabrics with Fiber channel SAN fabrics.
VDX 6710 – This is an entry-level 1/10 GbE switch that enables legacy 1
GbE servers to connect to VCS Fabrics as well as traditional LANs.
VDX 8770 – This switch supports single VCS Fabrics as large as 8000+
switch ports supporting up to 384,000 VMs attached to a single VCS Fabric.This provides port-to-port latency across 1,
10, and 40 GbE ports.
In November 2011, Brocade introduced
the Brocade ICX product line. The switches are available in 24- and 48-port 1
GbE models, with optional 1/10 GbE uplink/stacking ports.
ICX 6610- This is for Federal, enterprise and campus networking
segment, with a maximum switching capacity of 576 Gbit/s and forwarding
capacity of 432 Mpps with PoE+.
– These switches are for Federal,
enterprise and campus networking segments, with full stacking capabilities as
well as Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality.
SilkWorm 1000 was Brocade’s first
Fiber Channel switch that was released in 1997. Eventually the SilkWorm switch opened up an opportunity for an entire
line of products starting with the first product consequently being named
SilkWorm 1000. Because a switched Fiber
Channel network is also referred to as a “fabric”, the product names were puns
on various kinds of woven fabric. Brocade released SilkWorm 6400 in 2001 and designated it as a “director”. This term became universally used to refer to
the more expensive fiber channel switches.
From 2001 to 2003, Brocade released switches based on its third generation
ASIC, "BLOOM" (Big LOOM). In
April 2002, Brocade then integrated BLOOM into the SilkWorm 12000, its first “pure”
director. The SilkWorm 12000 director
offered up to 128 ports in two 64-port pseudo-switches. With several internal architecture and
technical changes besides the new ASIC, the SilkWorm 12000 had an upgraded
control processor system and also introduced the backplane architecture. SilkWorm 12000 was named “Storage Product of
the Year” by Computing in 2003.
When Brocade came out with BLOOM II, it improved on the previous ASIC design
by reducing die size and power consumption while still maintaining 2 Gbit/s
technology. This paved the way for Brocade’s
second generation director, the SilkWorm 24000. Still a 128 port design, it was
the first one which could operate as a single 128-port switch (a single
domain). The SilkWorm 24000 also uses about two thirds less power than the
Brocade also introduced the SilkWorm 7420, which was its first multiprotocol
Fiber Channel router. Around the same
time Brocade was able to acquire Rhapsody Networks, a SAN virtualization
startup company. Brocade began to enter
into the embedded switch market, delivering multiple switches that were
integrated physically into other vendors’ hardware.
In 2010, Brocade introduced Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) on the VDX
ultra-low-latency data center switch product line. These switches are DCB/CEE-and TRILL-based
and eliminate Spanning Tree Protocol. They also eliminate the support of multi-hop Fiber Channel over Ethernet
(FCoE) as well as self-trunking.
“Gen 5 Fiber Channel” was the industry’s first 16 Gbit/s SAN platform family
that Brocade introduced in May 2011. This launch also included the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone, 6510 switch and
1860 Fabric Adapter.
DCX 8510 – Available in
8-slot or 4-slot chassis models.Can
support up to 384 16Gbit/s ports at line-rate speeds.Chassis bandwidth supports up to 8.2 terabits
per second (Tbit/s).Includes optical
UltraScale inter-chassis links (ICLs) to help simplify scale-out designs for
Brocade 6510 -48-port 16
Gbit/s. Switch is designed for virtualized applications and high performance
storage including SSD arrays.
1860 Fabric Adapter – First adapter in the industry to include
AnyIO 16 Gbit/s Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA), 10GbE CAN and 10GbE NIC
functionality on the same card.
In March 2013, Brocade launched another Gen 5 Fiber Channel switch, the
6520. This is a 96-port high-density
switch.Along with the new switch,
Brocade also announced Brocade Fabric Vision Technology that introduces
advanced diagnostics monitoring and management capabilities through a
combination of ASIC, FOS, and Brocade Network Advisor. The Brocade 6520 switch features Brocade
Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS) for fabric-wide threshold
configuration. This switch also features
Brocade Flow Vision for data flow monitoring and analysis.
Vibrant Technologies buys and sells used Brocade switch hardware
models. Our knowledgeable sales reps are
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