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Brocade 6510 Switch
 • Flexible, Easy-to-Use Entreprise-Class SAN Switch for Private Cloud Storage
Brocade 6510 Switch
The Brocade® 6510 Switch meets the demands of hyper-scale, private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology and capabilities that support highly virtualized environments.
  • Provides exceptional price/performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in a 48-port switch
  • Enables fast, easy, and cost-effective scaling from 24 to 48 ports using Ports on Demand (PoD) capabilities
  • Simplifies management through Brocade Fabric Vision technology, reducing operational costs and optimizing application performance
  • Simplifies deployment and supports high-performance fabrics by using Brocade ClearLink Diagnostic Ports (D_Ports) to identify optic and cable issues
  • Simplifies and accelerates deployment with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard and Dynamic Fabric Provisioning (DFP)
  • Maximizes availability with redundant, hot-pluggable components and non-disruptive software upgrades
  • Simplifies server connectivity by deploying as a full-fabric switch or a Brocade Access Gateway
    Designed to enable maximum flexibility and investment protection, the Brocade 6510 is configurable in 24, 36, or 48 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, 10, or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. It also provides a simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface—making it both powerful and easy to use. The Brocade 6510 offers low-cost access to industry-leading Storage Area Network (SAN) technology while providing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.

    The Brocade 6510 delivers exceptional price/performance for growing SAN workloads through a combination of market leading throughput and an affordable switch form factor. The 48 ports produce an aggregate 768 Gbps full-duplex throughput; any eight ports can be trunked for 128 Gbps Inter Switch Links (ISLs). Exchange-based Dynamic Path Selection (DPS) optimizes fabric-wide performance and load balancing by automatically routing data to the most efficient available path in the fabric (see Figure 1). It augments ISL trunking to provide more effective load balancing in certain configurations.
    Moreover, a 24-port base configuration, easy administration, 1U footprint, and low-energy consumption—0.14 watts per Gbps and 2.3 watts per port—provide a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Enterprise-class capabilities combined with a low TCO yield 40 percent higher performance compared to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) storage alternatives at a similar cost.

    The Brocade 6510 delivers industry-leading SAN technology within a flexible, simple, and easy-to-use solution. The base configuration includes 24 ports, with up to 48 ports on demand. In addition to providing best-in-class scalability, the Brocade 6510 is easy to deploy with the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard and new “D_Port” feature, which simplifies setup. For maximum flexibility, the switch also features a 1U case less than 18 inches deep and dual-direction airflow options to upport the latesthot aisle/cold aisle configurations.

    The Brocade 6510 provides a critical building block for today’s highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. It simplifies server virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) management while meeting the high throughput demands of Solid State Disks (SSDs). The Brocade 6510 also supports multi-tenancy in cloud environments through Virtual Fabrics, Quality of Service (QoS), and fabric based zoning features.
    The Brocade 6510 enables secure metro extension to virtual private or hybrid clouds with 10 Gbps Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) link support, as well as in-flight encryption and data compression. The switch also features on board data security and acceleration, minimizing the need for separate acceleration appliances to support distance extension. Internal fault-tolerant and enterprise-class RAS features help minimize downtime to support mission-critical cloud environments.

    Brocade Fabric Vision technology, an extension of Gen 5 Fibre Channel, delivers breakthrough technologies that dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management, drive down costs, and offer unprecedented visibility and insight across the storage network. Key advantages include:

    Dramatically reduced costs:

    • Automates the deployment of threshold-based rules and policies for proactive monitoring and management, reducing operational costs
    • Pre-tests and validates the SAN infrastructure to accelerate deployments and simplify ongoing support
    • Eliminates the need for expensive third-party monitoring, diagnostics, and test equipment through built-in flow monitoring, flow mirroring, and traffic generator tools

    Maximum infrastructure uptime:

    • Provides a customizable dashboard that displays the overall health of the SAN, helping to pinpoint problems faster and enabling trend analysis
    • Features critical diagnostic and monitoring capabilities, helping to ensure early problem detection and recovery
    • Validates the health, reliability, and performance of the network prior to deployment and for ongoing support, reducing downtime risk

    Optimized application performance:

    • Provides comprehensive visibility into flows in the fabric, including the ability to automatically learn (discover) flows and non-disruptively monitor flow performance
    • Instantly identifies congestion or abnormal levels of latency in the fabric, and identifies exactly which devices and hosts are impacted by the bottleneck
    • Provides a customizable performance dashboard with all critical information in one screen to easily identify hot spots and potential network congestion
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