The sale of this product was terminated in January 31, 2020.
The successor products is Brocade G610.
Flexible, Easy-to-Use Entry-Level SAN Switch for Private Cloud Storage
To keep pace with growing business demands, data centers are transitioning to highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. This approach enables organizations to consolidate and simplify their IT resources, resulting in increased business agility and lower capital and operating expenses. But virtualization is not without its challenges. Data centers must keep up with the explosive data growth and dynamic changes driven by virtualized workloads. Selecting the right network is key to realizing the full benefits of these cloud-based architectures.
Designed to enable maximum flexibility and reliability, the Brocade 6505 is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. It comes standard with a single power supply with integrated fans. A second, optional power supply provides additional redundancy for increased resiliency. A simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface make the Brocade 6505 both powerful and easy to use. Moreover, the Brocade 6505 offers low-cost access to industry-leading Storage Area Network (SAN) technology while providing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.
|Market-leading throughput with an affordable switch form factor||Exceptional price/performance ratio for growing SAN workload|
|16 G Fibre Channel||Meets the demands of virtualized environments and high speed peripherals such as SSD’s and capabilities of highly virtualized environments|
|Flexible ports on demand||"Pay-as-you-grow” scalability
12 Port on Demand licenses enable for 24 port usage
|Enterprise-class availability features||Single PSU / fan with option for redundant PSU / fan upgrade
Redundant components (PSU, fans provide improved uptime and hitless operation when repair is needed
|Link-testing capabilities||Port-to-Port check for link testing (for cables and structured cabling)|
|Full fabric enabled||Improved usability and simplified configuration|
|Access gateway support||Enables large Blade Server farms (Switches in AG mode do not need a Fibre Channel Domain ID)
Allows attachment to Cisco SAN’s
|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
Support for Brocade Switches/ExtremeSwitching VDX series