ViON presents the Brocade DCX Fabric Backbone family of highly robust 8 Gb network switching platforms that combine breakthrough performance, scalability and energy efficiency with long-term investment protection. Supporting open systems and System z environments, Brocade DCX Backbones are designed to address the data growth and application demands of evolving enterprise data centers, enable server, SAN and data center consolidation, and reduce infrastructure and administrative costs.
Brocade DCX Backbones are available in two modular form factors. Built for large enterprise networks, the 14U Brocade DCX has eight vertical blade slots to provide up to 512 Fibre Channel ports using Brocade-branded 4 Gbps or 8 Gbps SFPs. Built for midsize networks, the 8U Brocade DCX-4S has four horizontal blade slots to provide up to 256 Fibre Channel ports.
Both models feature ultra-high-speed Inter-Chassis Link (ICL) ports to connect up to three backbones, providing extensive scalability and flexibility at the network core. At the network edge, organizations can utilize Brocade 8 Gbps switches, Brocade 48000 Directors, or – for complete backbone-class capabilities – the Brocade DCX-4S.
Delivering uncongested 8 Gbps throughput and four times the performance of competitive offerings, Brocade DCX Backbones enable enterprises to:
- Achieve greater server, storage, network and data center consolidation with the industry’s first and only 64-port blade
- Broaden server virtualization with more – and more demanding – virtual machines on fewer physical servers
- Reduce equipment, facility and overhead costs
- Scale efficiently and non-disruptively to meet storage growth and application demands.
Brocade DCX Backbones are also five times more energy efficient than competitive offerings. In addition to helping organizations reduce energy costs and achieve "green" initiatives, Brocade DCX Backbones free up limited power and cooling resources in the data center for more servers and storage arrays.
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