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The sale of this product was terminated in January 31, 2020.
The successor products is Brocade X6 Directors.

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Brocade DCX 8510-4/8510-8

Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones are highly robust network switching platforms that combine breakthrough performance, scalability, and energy efficiency with long-term investment protection. Supporting open systems and mainframe environments, Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones are designed to meet the need for bandwidth growth and to address application demands of highly efficient data centers and business critical enterprise infrastructures. The new 16 Gbps Fibre Channel family supports the ongoing consolidation process in IT infrastructures and helps to save operational spending.

Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones

Highest performance and scalability
  • 16 Gbps speed addresses upcoming workload needs
  • Modularity and ICL based connectivity allow for port count scalability in a wide range
Robust, redundant and scaleable multisite architecture
  • Simple, efficient and reliable reference architectures
  • Continues to support IT consolidation process
  • Proven technology for Data Centers and Enterprise infrastructures
Superior products and features for seamless operation
  • Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) Management provides comprehensive fabric information
  • Simplifies deployment and automates standard lifecycle activities
  • Maximizes uptime of storage networks
Powerful Fabric functions
  • Data traffic watch and control ensures fabric stability and avoid network congestion
  • Encryption addresses security concerns of data owners
  • Virtual Fabrics allow for customer individual isolated data transport
Energy efficiency
  • Brocade ASIC’s help to reduce energy costs and to achieve “green” initiative targets

Brocade DCX 8510 Technical Overview

Technology Director Main Features
Generation 5
(FC 16G)
Brocade DCX
8510 Backbones
  • Available in two modular form factors:
    • 8510-4 providing up to 192 16G or 256 8G ports
    • 8510-8 providing up to 384 16G or 512 8G ports
  • Ideal for SAN consolidation projects
  • Redundant control processor modules ensure higher availability
  • Simplifies and centralizes end-to-end SAN management with comprehensive diagnostics, monitoring, and automation
  • Maximizes performance for I/O- and bandwidth-intensive applications
Generation 4
(FC 8G)
Brocade DCX
  • Available in two modular form factors:
    • DCX-4S providing up to 192 8G ports
    • DCX providing up to 384 8G ports
  • Redundant control processor modules ensure higher availability
  • Offers fabric-based applications, including secure data encryption and Adaptive Networking that helps optimize fabric behavior and maximize service levels

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