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Brocade VDX6740

The Brocade VDX 6740 series delivers innovative technology to enhance and simplify networks. In addition, it offers a rich set of advanced networking features, making the Brocade VDX 6740 an ideal platform for traditional Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch deployments. Brocade VCS Fabric technology enables organizations to build data center Ethernet fabrics - revolutionizing the design of Layer 2 networks and providing an intelligent foundation for cloud-optimized data centers. The Brocade VDX 6740 can be easily deployed in VCS fabric mode. The Brocade VDX 6740 is available in two models—the 1U Brocade VDX 6740 comes with up to 48 10 GbE LAN-and 4 40GbE LAN ports. The model provides Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NAS. Alternatively the VDX6740T or VDX6740T-1G can be used for 10Gbase-T or 1Gbase-T deployments. The switches are available with a granular PoD (Port on Demand) or CoD (Capacity on Demand) which allows customers to pay only what they need currently on the one hand. On the other hand customers can enable more ports or move from 1GBase-T to 10GBase-T with additional licenses when needed.

Features Benefits
Ethernet Fabric ready using the VCS (Virtual Cluster Switching) technology Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade VCS Fabric technology
Server and Storage Virtualization Automation Support via Brocade Automatic Migration of Port Profiles (AMPP) Simplifies virtualization server management by providing virtual machine mobility with dynamic server profile configuration
850 ns port-to-port latency (VDX6740) Provides industry-leading performance and ultra-low latency through wire-speed ports with 850 nanosecond port-to-port latency and hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking
Proactive Monitoring via embedded Fabric Watch tool Proactive Health Monitoring of certain switch components
Provides Ethernet storage connectivity for NAS, iSCSI, FCoE Enhanced flexibility (FCoE requires license. 10GbE CoD license needed for VDX6740T-1G in addition to activate FCoE)

Switch Main Features
Brocade VDX 6740
Data Center Switch
  • Available 1U form factor:
    • providing 24x or 48x 10GbE SFP+ ports
    • providing up to 4x 40GbE QSFP+ ports
    • In total providing up to 64 10GbE SFP+ ports (48x 10GbE SFP+ + 16x 10 GbE via 40GbE QSFP+ breakout cable)
  • Delivers innovative Virtual Cluster Switching technology to enhance and simplify networks
  • Rich set of Layer 2/3 features makes it the ideal platform for traditional Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch deployments
Brocade VDX6740T
Data Center Switch
  • Available 1U form factor:
    • providing 24x or 48x 10GBase-T ports
    • providing up to 4x 40GbE QSFP+ ports
    • In total providing up to 64 10GbE ports (48x 10GBase-T + 16x 10 GbE via 40GbE QSFP+ breakout cable)
  • Delivers innovative Virtual Cluster Switching technology to enhance and simplify networks
  • Rich set of Layer 2/3 features makes it the ideal platform for traditional Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch deployments
Brocade VDX6740T-1G
Data Center Switch
  • Available 1U form factor:
    • providing 48x 1GBase-T ports, upgradable to 10GBase-T
    • providing up to 4x 40GbE QSFP+ ports (two already enabled)
    • In total providing up to 64 ports (48x 1GBase-T + 16x 10 GbE via 40GbE QSFP+ breakout cable)
  • Delivers innovative Virtual Cluster Switching technology to enhance and simplify networks
  • Rich set of Layer 2/3 features makes it the ideal platform for traditional Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch deployments