The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch with LAN and native Fibre Channel ports. It supports multiple connectivity options, Ethernet storage connectivity for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, NAS, and bridges to Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs).
Revolutionizing the Way Data Center Networks Are Built
Seeking better ways to build clouds and virtualized data centers, today’s IT organizations are turning to high-performance networking solutions that increase flexibility through leading-edge technologies. The Brocade VDX 6730 Switch is a high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed configuration switch with LAN and native Fibre Channel 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 6730 connects to Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs) in addition to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and NAS storage, providing unified Ethernet storage connectivity options. It is available in two models—the 2U Brocade VDX 6730-76 with 60 10 GbE LAN ports and 16 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports, and the 1U Brocade VDX 6730-32 with 24 10 GbE LAN ports and eight 8 Gbps native Fibre Channel ports.
Additional highlights include:
Offers high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) data center LAN ports and native Fibre Channel 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
Protects existing investments by bridging Fibre Channel SANs and Ethernet fabrics
An Intelligent Foundaton for Cloud Computing:
Brocade VCS Fabric technology is an innovative technology that enables organizations to build high-performance, cloud-optimized data centers while preserving existing network designs and cabling, and gaining active-active server connections. For scale-out fabric architectures, Brocade VCS Fabric technology allows organizations to flatten network designs, provide Virtual Machine (VM) mobility without network reconfiguration, and manage the entire fabric more efficiently.
1 GbE copper SFP option
1000Base-SX and 1000Base-LX
10 Gbps SFP+ options: 1/3/5 m direct-attached copper (Twinax)
10 GbE SR and 10 GbE LR 8 Gbps Fibre Channel optics:
8 Gbps Fibre Channel SWL, 8 Gbps Fibre Channel LWL 10 km, 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ELWL 25 km