Switches


Industry-leading Brocade switches are the foundation for high-performance connectivity in storage, IP, and ethernet fabric network environments. These highly reliable, scalable, and available switches are designed for a wide range of environments — enabling a low TCO and fast ROI.

Ethernet



Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T, and 6740T-1G Switches

The Brocade VDX 6740 and 6740T are Ethernet fabric Top of Rack (ToR) switches featuring 10 GbE ports with 40 GbE uplinks. The new Brocade VDX 6740T-1G Switch offers dual-speed functionality. It can be deployed with1000BASET for existing 1 GbE server connectivity and upgraded via software to 10GBASE-T for future bandwidth growth. Together with Brocade VCS Fabric technology, these switches deliver the high performance and low latency needed to support demanding virtualized data center environments.



Brocade VDX 6940 Switch

The Brocade VDX 6940 delivers the industry’s highest port density in a fixed switch, making it the most efficient leaf and spine switch. Ideal for building Ethernet fabrics in demanding environments, the Brocade VDX 6940 is available as a 40 GbE optimized switch in a 1U form factor or a 10 GbE optimized switch with up to 100 GbE uplinks in a 2U form factor. With Brocade VCS Fabric technology, the Brocade VDX 6940 simplifies network design and operations for both cloud and Big Data network fabrics.



Brocade VDX 8770 Switch


The Brocade VDX 8770 Switch is a highly scalable, low-latency, 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch. Designed to easily scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch brings new levels of performance to VCS fabric deployments.




Brocade ICX 7750 Switch
 

The Brocade ICX 7750 is a 1U fixed form factor 10/40 GbE switch delivering a chassis experience for campus LAN aggregation and core. It offers unprecedented port density and chassis-level performance, availability, and scalability. The Brocade ICX 7750 distributed chassis technology enables scale-out networking and its true hybrid-port mode OpenFlow provides a migration path to SDN.



Brocade ICX 6650 Switch
 

The Brocade ICX 6650 is a one RU 10/40 GbE Ethernet switch that delivers industry-leading 10/40 GbE density, unmatched price/performance, and seamless scalability. Designed for campus LAN aggregation deployments and demanding data center Top-of-Rack (ToR) environments requiring cost-effective connectivity, the Brocade ICX 6650 offers flexible Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing for non-disruptive pay-as-you-grow scalability and Multi- Chassis Trunking (MCT) for active-active high-availability deployment.



Brocade ICX 7450 Switch

The Brocade ICX 7450 stackable switch delivers the performance, flexibility, and scalability required for enterprise Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access deployment. It offers market-leading stacking density with up to 12 switches per stack and combines chassis-level performance and reliability with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution



Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches

Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches deliver enterprise-class stackable switching at an entry-level price. Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these intelligent, scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price. In addition, the Brocade ICX 6430-C and 6450-C offer attractive 12-port, compact, and enterprise-class fanless switch models for deployments outside the wiring closet.



Brocade ICX 6610 Switch

The Brocade ICX 6610 Switch redefines the economics of enterprise networking by providing unprecedented levels of performance, availability, and flexibility in a stackable form factor—delivering the capabilities of a chassis with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a stackable switch.



Brocade MLX Series

The Brocade MLX Series brings high availability, scalable forwarding performance with programmatic control to service provider, enterprise, and public sector networks for maximum operational efficiency. With support for dense 100 GbE, 40 GbE, and 10/1 GbE, advanced switching, IPv4/v6 routing, MPLS, OpenFlow 1.3 with Brocade Hybrid Port Mode, IPsec and MACsec, the Brocade MLX meets massive bandwidth demands while providing comprehensive secure Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding with a seamless transition to SDN.



Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series

The Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series are purpose-built for cost-effective deployment in Metro Ethernet, data center, and campus networks that require advanced forwarding and support for the full Internet route table. These compact, fixed-form 10 GbE routers provide high-performance, Layer 3 edge routing, advanced Layer 2 switching, MPLS, and OpenFlow 1.3 forwarding. In addition to unmatched route scalability, the Brocade NetIron CER 2000 enables network automation and control via SDN.



Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series

The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series of switches provides IP routing, advanced Carrier Ethernet, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities in a compact form factor. These 10 GbE/1 GbE-capable 1U switches offer deep buffers and are ideal for Carrier Ethernet service delivery at the network edge for increased profitability and efficiency. The NetIron CES 2000 also supports SDN via OpenFlow for new levels agility and programmatic control of network infrastructure.



Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch


The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch provides a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution to address the challenges service providers face today. Optimized for pure-play Ethernet access within metro areas, the Brocade 6910 supports applications for mobile backhaul, business services, and residential triple-play offerings. In addition, it offers a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and small form-factor solution that extends wire-speed Ethernet services to the network edge without
compromising performance.



Brocade FCX Series

The Brocade FCX Series offers enterprise-class stackable Layer 2/3 edge switches with 24 or 48 GbE ports and optional 10 GbE uplinks, providing new levels of performance, scalability, and flexibility required for today’s enterprise campus and data center networks.




Brocade FastIron SX Series

The Brocade FastIron SX Series of switches delivers industry-leading price/performance value in a campus aggregation and core solution. These powerful switches provide a scalable, secure, low-latency, and fault-tolerant IP services infrastructure for 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) enterprise deployments. Organizations can leverage a high-performance, non-blocking architecture and an end-to-end high-availability design with redundant management modules, fans, load-sharing switch fabrics, and power supplies.




Brocade FastIron WS Series

The Brocade FastIron WS Series switches are entry-level enterprise campus switches that provide cost-effective connectivity, PoE for VoIP, and a rich feature set for optimizing the network all the way to the edge.




Brocade TurboIron 24X Switch

The Brocade TurboIron 24X switch is a compact, high-performance, high-availability, and high-density 10/1 GbE dual-speed solution that meets mission-critical data center top-of-Rack and High-Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC) requirements. An ultra-low-latency, cut-through, non-blocking architecture and low power consumption help provide a cost-effective solution for server or compute-node connectivity.



Brocade 8470 Switch Module

The Brocade 8470 Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter is a highly integrated solution that supports connectivity to IP LANs and Fibre Channel SANs. It includes Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPoD) capabilities to enable scalability from 16 to 30 ports. This feature also supports the 16-port entry module in IP LAN, Fibre Channel SAN, or mixed environments. The Brocade 8470 is the only BladeCenter converged solution with native 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, and it supports native connectivity to third-party SANs.




Fibre Channel
 



Brocade 6505 Switch


The Brocade 6505 is a 24-port, entry-level switch that provides exceptional price/16 Gbps performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality. Delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology, the Brocade 6505 switch is the industry's easiest SAN switch to install, manage, and support.


Brocade 6510 Switch


The Brocade 6510 is a 48-port, high-performance, enterprise-class switch that meets the demands of highly virtualized and private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology. The Brocade 6510 Switch provides maximum flexibility, simplicity, and reliability in an efficiently designed 1U package.



Brocade 6520 Switch

 

The Brocade 6520 is a 96-port, high-density switch for large enterprise data centers to support data center consolidation, growing workloads, and highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. Delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and unmatched port density, the Brocade 6520 Switch provides industry-leading scalability, reliability, and 16 Gbps performance in a flexible, easy-to-deploy enterprise-class switch.
 


Brocade 7800 Extension Switch


The Brocade 7800 Extension Switch combines best-in-class Fibre Channel, FICON, and FCIP performance, "pay-as-you-grow" scalability, and flexible deployment options for remote replication, backup, and migration. Up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide scalable bandwidth, port density, and throughput, extending and optimizing Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric connectivity over distance to support business continuity and disaster recovery applications.
 


Brocade 7840 Extension Switch


The Brocade 7840 is an ideal platform for building a high-performance data center extension infrastructure for replication and backup solutions. It leverages cost-effective IP WAN transport to extend open systems and mainframe disk and tape storage applications over distances that would otherwise be impossible, impractical, or too expensive with standard Fibre Channel connections. Designed for maximum flexibility, it addresses the most demanding disaster recovery requirements.
 


Brocade 300 SAN Switch


The Brocade 300 is a 24-port switch that provides an affordable, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs, and an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. It delivers 8 Gbps performance in an energy-efficient, optimized 1U form factor to support the most demanding server and virtual server deployments.




Brocade Blade Server SAN I/O Modules


Brocade Blade Server SAN I/O modules deliver field-proven Brocade technology, extending the benefits of storage networking connectivity to blade server environments in the most cost-effective manner.





Brocade 8470 Switch Module


The Brocade 8470 Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter is a highly integrated solution that supports connectivity to IP LANs and Fibre Channel SANs. It includes Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPoD) capabilities to enable scalability from 16 to 30 ports. This feature also supports the 16-port entry module in IP LAN, Fibre Channel SAN, or mixed environments. The Brocade 8470 is the only BladeCenter converged solution with native 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, and it supports native connectivity to third-party SANs.



SDN
 



Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches


Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches deliver enterprise-class stackable switching at an entry-level price. Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these intelligent, scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price. In addition, the Brocade ICX 6430-C and 6450-C offer attractive 12-port, compact, and enterprise-class fanless switch models for deployments outside the wiring closet.



Brocade ICX 6610 Switch


The Brocade ICX 6610 Switch redefines the economics of enterprise networking by providing unprecedented levels of performance, availability, and flexibility in a stackable form factor—delivering the capabilities of a chassis with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a stackable switch.



Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series


The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series of switches provides IP routing, advanced Carrier Ethernet, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities in a compact form factor. These 10 GbE/1 GbE-capable 1U switches offer deep buffers and are ideal for Carrier Ethernet service delivery at the network edge for increased profitability and efficiency. The NetIron CES 2000 also supports SDN via OpenFlow for new levels agility and programmatic control of network infrastructure.



 

Ethernet Fabric
 



Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T, and 6740T-1G Switches


The Brocade VDX 6740 and 6740T are Ethernet fabric Top of Rack (ToR) switches featuring 10 GbE ports with 40 GbE uplinks. The new Brocade VDX 6740T-1G Switch offers dual-speed functionality. It can be deployed with1000BASET for existing 1 GbE server connectivity and upgraded via software to 10GBASE-T for future bandwidth growth. Together with Brocade VCS Fabric technology, these switches deliver the high performance and low latency needed to support demanding virtualized data center environments.



Brocade VDX 6940 Switch


The Brocade VDX 6940 delivers the industry’s highest port density in a fixed switch, making it the most efficient leaf and spine switch. Ideal for building Ethernet fabrics in demanding environments, the Brocade VDX 6940 is available as a 40 GbE optimized switch in a 1U form factor or a 10 GbE optimized switch with up to 100 GbE uplinks in a 2U form factor. With Brocade VCS Fabric technology, the Brocade VDX 6940 simplifies network design and operations for both cloud and Big Data network fabrics.



Brocade VDX 8770 Switch


The Brocade VDX 8770 Switch is a highly scalable, low-latency, 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch. Designed to easily scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch brings new levels of performance to VCS fabric deployments.