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Brocade 5300 Switch
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Brocade 5300 Switch
The Brocade 5300 is an 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel switch that provides superior performance and port density for the most demanding SAN environments. With up to 80 ports in an efficient 2U design, it is an ideal solution for enabling greater data center consolidation and virtualization throughout the enterprise.
 
  • Delivers full 8 Gb/s 1:1 performance for up to 80 ports in a single-domain, optimized 2U form factor
  • Offers best-in-class port density and scalability for enterprise SAN switches along with redundant, hot-pluggable components and non-disruptive software upgrades
  • Protects existing device investments with auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb/s capabilities and native operation with Brocade and Brocade M-Series fabrics
  • Features Ports on Demand capabilities for fast, easy, and cost-effective scalability from 48 to 80 ports in 16-port increments
  • Provides Adaptive Networking services such as Quality of Service (QoS) to help optimize application performance in consolidated, virtual environments
  • Supports Fibre Channel Integrated Routing for selective device sharing while maintaining remote fabric isolation for scalability and fault isolation
  • Improves energy efficiency by combining increased bandwidth with lower power consumption
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      AN ENTERPRISE SWITCH FOR THE MOST DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS
    The Brocade 5300 Switch combines 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gb/s technology in configurations of 48, 64, or 80 ports in an efficient 2U design. The combination of port density, performance, and "pay-as-you-grow" scalability enables greater server and storage utilization while reducing complexity for virtualized data centers. The evolutionary design makes it very efficient in regard to power, cooling, and rack density, enabling medium- and large-scale server and storage consolidation for greater cost savings and manageability.

      INDUSTRY-LEADING PERFORMANCE AND SCALABILITY
    The Brocade 5300 features a non-blocking architecture with as many as 80 ports concurrently active at 8 Gb/s (full duplex) with no over-subscription (providing an aggregate bandwidth of 1360 Gb/s). This level of performance and connectivity is ideal for expanding virtual server environments. In addition, enhanced ISL Trunking can supply up to 68 Gbit/sec of balanced data throughput in a single logical link. The high port density of the Brocade 5300 uniquely enables fan-out from the core of the data center fabric with less than half the number of switch devices compared to traditional 32- or 40-port edge switches. As a result, it can provide a single-domain solution that simplifies fabric management and reduces the data center footprint. With capabilities such as Ports On Demand scalability from 48 to 64 or 80 ports, the Brocade 5300 also enables organizations to grow their storage networks when necessary, in a non-disruptive manner. To support SAN extension, the Brocade 5300 enables servers and storage devices to reside up to 600 kilometers apart, helping organizations to implement business continuance and disaster recovery initiatives.


      ADAPTIVE NETWORKING SERVICES
    The Brocade 5300 utilizes Brocade Adaptive Networking services, a suite of tools for optimizing fabric behavior and ensuring ample bandwidth for mission-critical applications. These tools currently include QoS, Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, and Top Talkers. For additional flexibility and value, the Brocade 5300 also provides Integrated Routing capabilities to connect switches in different fabrics.
     
     
     
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