Designed to unleash performance and deliver operational stability for the virtualized, all-flash data center, Brocade directors are a modular building block for increased scalability to accommodate growth for large-scale enterprise infrastructures. With data center-proven availability, seamless scalability, and high-performance, Brocade Directors are the right platform for large enterprise environments that require increased capacity, greater throughput, and higher levels of resiliency.

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Chassis Bandwidth

16 Tb/s 8 Tb/s 14.2 Tb/s 7.2 Tb/s
Usable Ports 384 @ 32 Gb/s 192 @ 32 Gb/s 512 @ 16 Gb/s 256 @ 16 Gb/s
Switching Mode Cut-Through Cut-Through Cut-Through Cut-Through
Switching Latency Through Backplane 2.7 μs 2.7 μs 2.1 μs 2.1 μs
Local Switching Latency 780 ns 780 ns 700 ns 700 ns
Ultrascale ICL bandwidth 4 Tb/s 2 Tb/s 2 Tb/s 1 Tb/s
FICON support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Fabric Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
QoS Support Yes Yes Yes Yes