Brocade 7810 Extension Switch

Fast, reliable and secure data protection over distance

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Under pressure to ensure valuable information is protected from disruptions and outages, while containing costs for equipment and long-distance connections? The Brocade® 7810 Extension Switch is a modern replication connectivity solution that cost-effectively and quickly transports data over long distances between data centers. With powerful built-in technology to overcome the inherent challenges of latency and packet loss over distance, the Brocade 7810 dramatically speeds up replication performance to handle the unrelenting transfer of data between data centers.

Powerful: Move more data faster over distance with up to 10 Gb/s replication throughput and consolidate FC and IP replication workloads.

Reliable: Protect data from WAN disruptions and outages with Extension Trunking, Adaptive Rate Limiting, WAN Test Tool and Fabric Vision technology.

Secure: Secure data from threats over the WAN with unbreakable network encryption enabled without impacting performance, and simplify compliance to meet security regulations. 


Move more data faster over distance

  • Maximize replication throughput across optimized WAN links
  • Compress data without a WAN performance penalty
  • Consolidate FC and IP replication workloads

Protect data from WAN disruptions and outages

  • Avoid replication restarts with lossless failover
  • Maintain WAN performance during network disruptions
  • Pre-validate the WAN infrastructure to ensure a worry-free deployment
  • Automatically detect WAN anomalies with proactive monitoring

Secure data from threats over the WAN

  • Minimize threats with unbreakable network encryption
  • Encrypt data without impacting replication performance
  • Simplify compliance to meet security regulations

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[PDF] Fast, Secure, and Reliable Replication for Midrange Storage Using the Brocade 7810 Extension Switch

Achieving fast, secure, and reliable data replication is critical for meeting RPOs and RTOs. Traditional replication solutions are expensive and out of reach for many organizations with smaller sites that have only one or two storage arrays. The Brocade 7810 Extension Switch provides the technology needed for fast, secure, and reliable replication, in an easy-to-deploy form factor, and at a price point that works for midrange storage arrays.

Specification Value
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Fibre Channel Ports 12 ports, 32 Gb/s, universal (E, F, M, D, and EX ports)
Ethernet Ports 6 ports of 1/10 GbE for LAN and WAN connectivity
Port Types F_Port, E_Port, EX_Port, (FCR E_Port), D_Port (Diagnostic), M_Port (Mirror), and self-discovery based on switch type (U_Port); VE_Port (FCIP and IP extension)
Class_of_Service Class 2, Class 3, Class F (inter-switch frames)
Fibre Channel Performance 8.5 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 14.025 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 28.05 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 8, 16, and 32 Gb/s port speeds
Size (mm) 440(W) x 44(H) x 457(D)
Certified Maximum Single fabric: 56 domains, 7 hops; Multiprotocol routing fabric: 19 hops
Scalability Full fabric architecture with 239 switches maximum
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