Directors

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.

  Brocade X6-8 Director Brocade X6-4 Director Brocade DCX 8510-8 Backbone Brocade DCX 8510-4 Backbones Brocade DCX-8 Backbones Brocade DCX-4 Backbones

Chassis Bandwidth

16 Tb/s 8 Tb/s 14.2 Tb/s 7.2 Tb/s 4.6 Tb/s 2.3 Tb/s
Usable Ports 384 @ 32 Gb/s 192 @ 32 Gb/s 512 @ 16 Gb/s 256 @ 16 Gb/s 512 @ 8 Gb/s 256 @ 8 Gb/s
Switching Mode Cut-Through Cut-Through Cut-Through Cut-Through Cut-Through Cut-Through
Switching Latency Through Backplane 2.7 μs 2.7 μs 2.1 μs 2.1 μs 2.1 μs 2.1 μs
Local Switching Latency 780 ns 780 ns 700 ns 700 ns 700 ns 700 ns
Ultrascale ICL bandwidth 4 Tb/s 2 Tb/s 2 Tb/s 1 Tb/s 512 Gb/s 256 Gb/s
FICON support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Fabric Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
QoS Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes