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Brocade 6520

Scalable Enterprise-Class SAN Switch for Highly Virtualized, Cloud Environments

The Brocade 6520 switch meets the demands of growing, dynamic workloads and private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology and capabilities.

It features 96 Fibre Channel ports in a 2U form factor, delivering industry-leading port density and space utilization for data center consolidation. Designed for maximum flexibility, this enterprise-class switch offers “pay-as-you-grow” scalability with Ports on Demand (PoD). Organizations can quickly, easily, and cost-effectively scale from 48 to 96 ports in 24-port increments, each supporting 2, 4, 8, 10, or 16 Gbps. In addition, flexible, high-speed 16 Gbps and 8 Gbps optics allow organizations to deploy bandwidth on demand to meet growing data center needs. The switch features port side to non-port side airflow. The latest hot aisle/cold aisle configurations are also supported

Brocade 6520

High scalability in an ultra-dense 96-port switch
  • Supports highly virtualized, private cloud storage and data center consolidation
Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities
  • Enables "pay-as-you-grow" flexibility from 48 to 96 ports with speeds up to 16 Gbps
Up to eight in-flight encryption and compression ports
  • Delivering data center-to-data center security and bandwidth savings
ISL trunking and Dynamic Path Selection (DPS)
  • Optimizes link and bandwidth utilization
Cabling and link diagnostic using D_Ports
  • Helps maximize application uptime and performance while reducing overall operational expenses
Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP), monitoring, and advanced diagnostics
  • Accelerates deployment and troubleshooting

FC Switches

Technology Switch Main Features
Generation 5
(FC 16G)
Brocade 6505 Switch
  • Provides up to 24 ports
  • Enterprise features at an entry-level price
  • "pay-as-you-grow" scalability from 12 to 24 ports
Brocade 6510 Switch
  • Provides up to 48 ports
  • Maximizes overall port density and space utilization for consolidation of legacy SAN switches
  • Features enhanced diagnostics and RAS functionality to minimize downtime
Brocade 6520 Switch
  • Provides high scalability in an ultra-dense 96-port switch
  • Improved availability and manageability with distributed intelligence across the network
  • Up to eight in-flight encryption and compression ports delivering security and bandwidth savings
Generation 4
(FC 8G)
Brocade 5300 Switch
  • Provides up to 80 ports
  • "pay-as-you-grow" scalability
  • Enterprise-class availability for disaster recovery and business continuity

Support for Brocade Switches/ExtremeSwitching VDX series