The highly scalable Brocade Silkworm 7500 supports several significant business objectives, including: transferring from old to new SANs; consolidating data centers and rebalancing storage resources; moving from test to production networks; and, moving equipment on and off lease. It can greatly lower the cost and effort of SAN design, implementation, and management.

The Brocade Silkworm 7500 blends the industry’s first 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel routing capability with robust hardware-assisted traffic forwarding form Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP). It offers 16 Fibre Channel ports and two 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Brocade 7500 Features:
  • Ports: 18 ports: 16 Fibre Channel (E, F, FL, EX) and 2 Gigabit Ethernet (VE, VEx)


  • Fibre Channel: 1.063/2.125/4.250 Gbit/sec line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed; speed matching between 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec ports
  • Ethernet: 1.25 Gbit/sec
  • Aggregate bandwidth: 128 Gbit/sec full duplex end-to-end Fibre Channel
  • Classes of Service: Class 2 and 3
  • Port Types: FL_Port, F_Port, EX_Port, and E_Port; self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); Gigabit Ethernet for VE and VEx

For pricing on new or used Brocade 7500 switches, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.