An ideal entry level solution, the Brocade 300 SAN switch is intended for small SANs or for the edge of large SANs. The cost-effective Brocade 300 SAN switch allows small to medium-sized enterprises to simplify their IT infrastructure, enhance system performance and lower overall storage expenses.

This energy-conscious solution uses less than 2.5 watts of power per port, yet delivers auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel throughput. The Brocade 300 also features Ports on Demand scalability from 8 to 16 or 24 ports, allowing you to grow as your organization’s needs expand.

Brocade 300 Features: 

Fibre Channel Ports:

  • Switch mode (default): 8-, 16-, and 24-port configurations (8-port increments through Ports On Demand licenses); universal (E, F, M, FL) ports
  • Access Gateway Default Port Mapping: 16 F_Ports, 8 N_Ports


  • Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum


  • 1.063 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed; speed matching between 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps ports

Aggregate Bandwidth:

  • 192 Gbps: 24 ports × 8 Gbps (data rate)

ISL Trunking:

  • Frame-based trunking with up to eight 8 Gbps ports per ISL trunk with optional license; up to 64 Gbps per ISL trunk (8 ports × 8 Gbps [data rate])
  • Exchange-based load balancing across ISLs with DPS included in Fabric OS

For pricing on new or used  Brocade 300 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.