Brocade, Dell launch 16Gbps Fibre solution
The solution is designed for virtualised data centres
Brocade has collaborated with Dell to introduce its first end-to-end 16 Gbps Fibre Channel solution encompassing servers, switches and storage. The solution is designed for virtualised data centres and can double bandwidth for business critical applications.
The Brocade M6505 16 Gbps FC embedded SAN I/O module by Dell includes new enhancements to Dell Compellent SC8000 storage arrays, featuring a next-generation 16 Gbps Fibre Channel IO module for the array, along with the new Dell Compellent Storage Center 6.3 software.
With this Dell PowerEdge M1000e, Blade Enclosures can directly connect to the higher bandwidth-capable Compellent storage arrays.
The Brocade M6505 SAN I/O module configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 4, 8 or 16 Gbps speeds, provides very good price/performance value and enterprise-class functionality for Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosures.
Important features of Brocade SAN solutions include second-generation inter-chassis links that enable flatter, faster, and simpler fabrics with fewer cables that increase consolidation, while reducing network complexity and costs. In addition, a new port type, Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports), enables administrators to quickly identify and isolate optics and cable problems, significantly reducing fabric deployment and diagnostic times.