Brocade Doubles Down on 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
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Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) is expanding its Fibre Channel product lineup with new 16 Gbps solutions.
The new 16 Gbps Fibre Channel products from Brocade include the DCX 8510 SAN Backbone. The DCX 8510 can support up to 384, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel ports delivering total chassis bandwidth of 8.2 terabits per second.
Brocade is also introducing the new 1860 Fabric Adapter which supports 16 Gbps Fibre Channel as well as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE).
Tying the hardware together is the Brocade Network Advisor 1.1 unified management software which enables administrators to manage a converged networking environment.
"Fibre Channel has gone through two technology evolutions," Ken Cheng, vice president of Service Provider Products at Brocade, told InternetNews.com. "It went from 4 Gbps to 8 Gbps and now it's going up to 16 Gbps, which is a big deal for Fibre Channel customers."