Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone

Deployment options with reliable operation

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Two modular form factor chassis with multiple Fibre Channel port and special-purpose blades give you flexible deployment options. And with non-disruptive hot-pluggable components and a no-single-point-of-failure design, this device is truly the backbone of your storage infrastructure.

Maximize your options, increase reliability: The Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone offers flexibility in deployment, pricing, and add-ons. With no single point of failure and non-disruptive hot-pluggable components, your business data flies non-stop to your applications.

Simplify scale-out: Networks must support rapid growth and change in server and storage infrastructure. With scalable connectivity and high-density chassis design, the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones reduce complexity and cost with a smaller footprint.

Streamline management, profit from robust network analytics: Get the visibility and insight you need — and make network administrators’ lives easier. Address problems before they impact operations. Maximize application performance. Reduce costs and extend Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel with Brocade Fabric Vision technology.


Fast scalable SAN fabric performance

  • Meet performance demands with up to 512 ports and 10.2 Tbps of chassis bandwidth
  • Meet mid-size network needs with the 8U Brocade DCX 8510-4 (four horizontal blade slots)
  • Meet large enterprise network needs with the 14U Brocade DCX 8510-8 (eight vertical blade slots)


Leverage intelligent management functionality

  • Identify, monitor, and analyze specific application and data flows
  • Leverage pre-built templates to apply thresholds and alerts to ports and switches
  • Ensure optical and signal integrity with Brocade ClearLink Diagnostics


Simplified scalability

  • Brocade UltraScale chassis connectivity leverages optical Inter-Chassis Links (ICLs) of up to 100 meters to connect up to 12 Brocade DCX 8510 chassis
  • Reduce inter-switch cabling 75 percent and free up to 33 percent of ports with the use of Brocades unique ICLs


Integrated metro and global SAN extension

  • Support high-speed replication and backup with 10/16 Gbps native Fibre Channel
  • Optimize bandwidth use and minimize security risks with in-flight compression and encryption


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