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Brocade 7800

The sale of this product was terminated in July 2019.
The successor products is Brocade 7810 Extension switch.

Brocade 7800 Extension Switch

Brocade 7800 Extension Switches accelerate and optimize replication, backup, and migration over any distance with the fastest, most reliable, and most cost-effective network infrastructure. They combine class-leading performance and reliability, “pay-as-you-grow” scalability, and flexible deployment options to address the most demanding disaster recovery, compliance, and data mobility requirements.
The Brocade 7800 leverages cost-effective IP Wide Area Network (WAN) links to extend open systems and mainframe storage applications over distances that would otherwise be impossible, impractical, or too expensive with standard FC connections. It maximizes replication, backup, and migration throughput over distance using advanced Fibre Channel frame compression, disk and tape protocol acceleration, and FCIP networking technology.
Up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide unmatched Fibre Channel and FCIP bandwidth, port density, and throughput for maximum application performance over WAN links. Whether deployed in a data center or a remote office, the Brocade 7800 enables replication and backup applications to move more data faster and further than ever before. The result is faster, more reliable data replication and backup, shorter recovery time from outages, and lower infrastructure and administrative costs.
The Brocade 7800 leverages the core technology of Brocade systems performing at greater than 99.999 percent uptime in the world’s most demanding data centers. It combines enterprise-class availability features such as hot-pluggable redundant power supplies and fans with non-disruptive software upgrades to maximize application uptime and minimize outages.
With more than 20,000 extension systems deployed worldwide and 25 years of data center experience, Brocade continues to innovate and develop the fastest, most flexible, reliable, and cost-effective network infrastructure to address today’s dynamic workload requirements and tomorrow’s next-generation data centers.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies with integrated fans
  • Maximize the availability and minimize outages
The same Fabric OS like the whole SAN product family
  • This helps ensure seamless interoperability with optional advanced features such as ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Fabric Watch, and Advanced Zoning. The Brocade 7800 is compatible with current and previous-generation Fibre Channel switches.
Scalability and investment protection
Two models of the Brocade 7800 are available, one with 8 Fibre Channel and two 1 GbE ports and one with 16 Fibre Channel and six 1 GbE ports.
  • “pay as you grow” – start with the smaller Switch and when you need more capacity the switch can be easily upgraded to the bigger one through software licensing. The easy upgrade provides scalability and investment protection for growing environments.

Technical Details

System Architechture Brocade 7800 Extention Switch
Fibre Channel ports 16 ports, universal (E,F,M,Ex,and FL)
FCIP ports 6 ports, 1 GbE (VE)
Fibre Channel performance 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. Autosensing of 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed. Speed matching between 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps, 4 Gbps, and 8 Gbps ports.
Fibre Channel aggregate bandwidth 128 Gbps: 16 ports at 8 Gbps (data rate)
FCIP aggregate bandwidth 6 Gbps: 6 ports at 1 Gbps (data rate)
Media types Fibre Channel: Brocade hot-pluggable Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, LC connector; Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); distance depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed; supports SFP+ (2, 4, and 8 Gbps) and SFP (1, 2, and 4 Gbps) optical transceivers.
1 GbE: Brocade hot-pluggable optical SFP, Short-Wave Laser (SWL) and Long-Wave Laser (LWL); GbE Copper SFP; built-in RJ-45 copper (two GbE ports); distance depends on fiber-optic or copper cable and port speed.
Fabric services Brocade Advanced Zoning, Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), FDMI, Enhanced Group Management (EGM), Frame Redirection, Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), Reliable Commit Service (RCS), and Simple Name Server (SNS). Optional fabric services include Advanced Performance Monitoring, Fabric Watch, Integrated Routing, and ISL Trunking.

Support for Brocade Switches/ExtremeSwitching VDX series