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Brocade DCX Backbone
Brocade DCX Backbone


 

Brocade DCX Backbone (BR-DCX)

Brocade DCX Backbone, Part Number: BR-DCX
Brocade DCX Backbone;Residing at the core of the Brocade Data Center Fabric (DCF) architecture, the Brocade DCX Backbone is a new and highly robust class of network infrastructure that supports both open system and System z environments. Designed to meet a wide range of technology challenges for evolving enterprise data centers, the Brocade DCX combines breakthrough performance, scalability, and energy efficiency with long-term investment protection.The Brocade DCX delivers four times the internal switching performance of industry-leading Brocade SAN directors to support growing server and storage environments and to accelerate virtualization. Using 8Gb or 4Gb Fibre Channel SFPs, a single chassis provides up to 384 Fibre Channel ports. Four Inter-Chassis Link (ICL) ports are used to connect two Brocade DCX chassis and preserve the equivalent of up to 64 8Gb E_Ports per chassis for server and storage connectivity.

Product Part #: BR-DCX

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Brocade DCX Backbone

4 Gbit/sec or 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel SFPs, a single chassis provides up to 384 Fibre Channel ports. Delivers over four times the bandwidth of industry-leading Brocade SAN directors. Four Inter-Chassis Link (ICL) ports are used to connect two Brocade DCX chassis and preserve the equivalent of up to 128 8 Gbit/sec E_Ports for server and storage connectivity. Supports both open systems and mainframe environments.

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Brocade DCX Backbone


4 Gbit/sec or 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel SFPs, a single chassis provides up to 384 Fibre Channel ports. Delivers over four times the bandwidth of industry-leading Brocade SAN directors. Four Inter-Chassis Link (ICL) ports are used to connect two Brocade DCX chassis and preserve the equivalent of up to 128 8 Gbit/sec E_Ports for server and storage connectivity. Supports both open systems and mainframe environments.
  • More than five times the performance of competitive offerings
  • High-density, bladed architecture
  • Up to 384 8Gb Fibre Channel ports in a single chassis
  • Hot-pluggable components, including redundant power supplies, fans, WWN cards, blades, and optics
  • Native connectivity in Brocade B-Series and M-Series fabrics, including backward and forward compatibility
  • Full utilization of the Brocade Fabric OS embedded operating system


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