Brocade G720

Brocade G720

  • Provide high scalability with 56 ports in a 1U switch
  • Accelerate critical workloads with 64G links
  • Maximize performance of NVMe storage with 50% lower switching latency than Gen 6
  • Automate repetitive tasks to save time and eliminate human error

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Scale Out Flash Storage Environments
Autonomous SAN
Instant Visibility and Simplified Processes

Organizations can scale from 24 to 56 SFP+ ports in an efficient 1U form factor that delivers industry-leading port density and space utilization. The switch supports NVMe over Fibre Channel, enabling organizations to integrate Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel networks with next-generation flash storage, without a disruptive rip-and-replace.

The Brocade G720 Switch with Fabric Vision technology provides a robust analytics architecture that delivers autonomous SAN technology through self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing capabilities. This technology gathers and transforms millions of data points into actionable intelligence to make fast, informed decisions to optimize performance and ensure reliability. By automating repetitive daily management tasks, IT organizations can significantly improve their efficiency and dramatically decrease the risk of operational mistakes.

Brocade SANnav Management Portal and SANnav Global View empower IT administrators with comprehensive visibility across the entire SAN, from a global view down to local environments. It streamlines management workflows to accelerate the deployment of new applications, switches, servers, and storage.

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    Scale Out Flash Storage Environments
    Organizations can scale from 24 to 56 SFP+ ports in an efficient 1U form factor that delivers industry-leading port density and space utilization. The switch supports NVMe over Fibre Channel, enabling organizations to integrate Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel networks with next-generation flash storage, without a disruptive rip-and-replace.
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    Autonomous SAN
    The Brocade G720 Switch with Fabric Vision technology provides a robust analytics architecture that delivers autonomous SAN technology through self-learning, self-optimizing, and self-healing capabilities. This technology gathers and transforms millions of data points into actionable intelligence to make fast, informed decisions to optimize performance and ensure reliability. By automating repetitive daily management tasks, IT organizations can significantly improve their efficiency and dramatically decrease the risk of operational mistakes.
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    Instant Visibility and Simplified Processes
    Brocade SANnav Management Portal and SANnav Global View empower IT administrators with comprehensive visibility across the entire SAN, from a global view down to local environments. It streamlines management workflows to accelerate the deployment of new applications, switches, servers, and storage.

Tech Specs

Fibre Channel performance Fibre Channel: 8.5Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 10.53Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 14.025Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 28.05Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 57.8Gb/s line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 8, 10, 16, 32, and 64Gb/s port speeds. 10Gb/s [1] optionally programmable to fixed port speed.
[1] only available in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Fibre Channel ports Switch mode (default): Minimum of 24 ports and maximum of 56 ports. Ports are enabled in increments of 8 ports up to 56 ports via Ports on Demand (PoD) licenses; E_Ports, F_Ports, M_Port, D_Ports, EX_Ports. Brocade Access Gateway default port mapping: 56 SFP+ F_Ports, 8 SFP+ N_Ports.
Maximum fabric latency Latency for locally switched ports is 460 ns (including FEC)
Scalability Full-fabric architecture with a maximum of 239 switches
Certified maximum 4K active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS® fabrics
ISL trunking Frame-based trunking with up to eight SFP+ ports per ISL trunk; up to 512Gb/s per ISL trunk. Exchangebased load balancing across ISLs with Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) included in Brocade Fabric OS.
Aggregate bandwidth 3.584Tb/s
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload
Frame buffers 24K per switching ASIC
Classes of service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Port types D_Port (ClearLink® Diagnostic Port), E_Port, EX_Port, F_Port, M port; optional port-type control Brocade Access Gateway mode: F_Port and NPIV-enabled N_Port
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast
Media types 64Gb/s: Brocade G720 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 64Gb/s SWL.
32Gb/s: Brocade G720 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 32Gb/s SWL, LWL 10 km.
10Gb/s[1]: Brocade G720 requires Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; 10Gb/s SWL, LWL 10 km.
Fibre Channel distance is subject to fiber-optic cable and port speed.
[1] only available in Europe, Middle East & Africa
USB One standard USB port for firmware download, support save, and configuration upload or download.
Fabric services Fabric Vision; Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS); Flow Vision; Brocade Adaptive Networking (QoS); Fabric Performance Impact (FPI) Monitoring; Slow Drain Device Quarantine (SDDQ); Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning, peer zoning, target-driven zoning); Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP); Dynamic Path Selection (DPS); Brocade Extended Fabrics; Enhanced BB Credit Recovery; FDMI; Frame Redirection; Frame-based Trunking; FSPF; Integrated Routing; IPoFC; Brocade ISL Trunking; Management Server; NPIV; Time Server; Registered State Change Notification (RSCN); Reliable Commit Service (RCS); Simple Name Server (SNS); Virtual Fabrics (Logical Switch, Logical Fabric); Read Diagnostics Parameter (RDP).
Extension Fibre Channel, in-flight compression (Brocade LZO) and encryption (AES-GCM-256 encryption on FC ISLs [E_Port]); integrated optional 10Gb/s Fibre Channel[1] for DWDM MAN connectivity .
[1] only available in Europe, Middle East & Africa
Service Weblink http://www.fujitsu.com/global/services
Support Pack Options Available in major metropolitan areas:
9x5, Next Business Day Onsite Response Time
9x5, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
24x7, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
Recommended Service 24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h
Support Pack Options Available in major metropolitan areas:
9x5, Next Business Day Onsite Response Time
9x5, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
24x7, 4h Onsite Response Time (depending on country)
Recommended Service 24x7, Onsite Response Time: 4h
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