Brocade Blade Server SAN I/O Modules

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Maximize the benefits of consolidation with the industry’s best-in-class blade server SAN I/O modules

Deliver customer-demanded availability: Brocade Fibre Channel SAN anchors high-performance data centers. This scalable fabric helps preserve legacy network design while supporting active-active server connections. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel with Fabric Vision powers partner solutions to boost application performance through maximum reliability and resilience.

Increase I/O: A highly virtualized environment needs speedy, high-capacity throughput. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel responds with I/O performance that’s 40 percent better than alternatives.

Accelerate deployment and diagnosis: Reduce the time it takes to deploy storage network monitoring. Speed up diagnosis of trouble spots. With improved fabric manageability—and that includes cabling—it’s easier to ensure end-to-end link-level integrity.

Save precious space: With square footage at a premium in the data center, you’ll want to consolidate your network’s footprint. Save floor space, particularly as compared to legacy Fibre Channel networks.


Functionality that supports end-users

  • Address evolving workloads and integrate with open solutions through Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology
  • Scale fabric architecture with flattened network design and provide VM mobility without reconfiguration
  • Simplify fabric manageability with Brocade Fabric Vision technology


Rapid deployment, increased availability

  • Minimize downtime with live monitoring, integrated diagnostics, and point-in-time playback
  • Simplify SAN fabric monitoring with pre-defined, threshold-based rules, actions, and policies
  • Improve SAN health, stability, and capability with intuitive reporting and trend analysis


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[PDF] Brocade Network Advisor: Storage Networking Data Sheet

Brocade® Network Advisor simplifies storage network management and helps organizations proactively diagnose and troubleshoot issues to maximize uptime, increase operational efficiency, and reduce costs.

Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Bandwidth 128
Bandwidth UOM Gb/s
Size (mm) 272.75(W) x 32.48(H) x 307.24(D)
Certified Maximum Single Brocade FOS fabric: 56 domains, 19 hops Single Brocade M-EOS fabric: 31 domains, 3 hopsLarger fabrics certified as required; consultBrocade or OEM SAN design documents for configuration details

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