Seeking better ways to build clouds and virtualized data centers, today’s IT organizations are turning to highperformance networking solutions that increase flexibility through leading-edge technologies. The Brocade® VDX® 6720 Switch is a high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch with LAN ports that supports the most demanding business applications. It is specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.
The Brocade VDX 6720 with Brocade VCS® Fabric technology is an ideal platform for a variety of Top-of-Rack (ToR) fabric deployments (see Figure 1). The Brocade VDX 6720 is available in two models—the 2U Brocade VDX 6720-60 with 60 10 GbE LAN ports, and the 1U Brocade VDX 6720-24 with 24 10 GbE LAN ports. Both models provide Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NAS.
Offers high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data center LAN ports in a fixed configuration switch
Simplifies network architectures and enables cloud computing by delivering Brocade VCS Fabric technology
Provides industry-leading performance and ultra-low latency through wire-speed ports with 600 nanosecond port-to-port latency and automated hardware-based Inter-Switch Link (ISL) trunking
Provides efficiently load-balanced multipathing at Layers 1, 2, and 3, with multiple Layer 3 gateways
Simplifies virtualized server management by providing Virtual Machine (VM) mobility with dynamic server profile configuration and migration
Provides Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NAS
1 GbE copper SFP options
1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LX
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)