The Brocade Silkworm 5000 switch has been architected to support rapidly growing environments. This switch is fully compatible with Brocade 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec devices and delivers native E_Port interoperability for existing McDATA devices.

The Brocade 5000 is the first switch that can operate in SAN fabrics running FOS native, FOS open, M-EOS native, and M-EOS open modes. This allows your organization to benefit from non-disruptive expansion of existing SAN fabrics. And, the Brocade 5000 consumes 20% less power than the Brocade 4100.

Brocade 5000 Features:

  • Port Speed: 1/2/4 Gbps
  • Ports (min/max): 16/32
  • Redundant Power: Yes
  • Compatibility: Current Brocade SAN portfolio; Brocade 2000 and 3000 switch series; Brocade 12000 and 24000 directors; M6040 (with FOS_NI)
  • Enclosure Type: 1U rack-mountable

For pricing on new or used  Brocade 5000 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.