Broadcom intros 128-port core switching platform for autonomous SAN

Broadcom announced the availability of the Brocade G730 Switch, a 128-port core switching platform for the autonomous SAN.
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The company also announced the industry’s first double density 64G Fibre Channel optical transceiver that expands the port density for the Brocade G730 and G720 switches.

Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel safeguards and modernizes the SAN against cybersecurity and business continuity challenges that threaten to disrupt data center operations. Gen 7 is the most cyber resilient network for storage, protecting enterprises against cybersecurity threats as well as disruptions or outages from catastrophic events.

Broadcom is modernizing the storage network to overcome cybersecurity vulnerabilities and the realities of technology obsolescence,” said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president and general manager, Brocade Storage Networking division, Broadcom.

A Brocade Gen 7 cyber resilient network protects against security threats, enables non-stop operations, and maximizes management automation. Fibre Channel fabrics are secure by design, based on controlled access between servers and storage and isolation within the data center. Brocade Gen 7 technology further reduces the vulnerabilities from malware and hijacking attacks, by validating the integrity of the switch operating system, security settings, and hardware.

“Fibre Channel is inherently secure based on its point-to-point architecture that minimizes the impact of a compromised server or network attack. Gen 7 Fibre Channel enables the highest levels of security, reliability, and performance for enterprises that are looking to modernize their storage networks,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC.

Broadcom introduced autonomous SAN technology with the Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel to simplify and automate management. Its self-optimizing and self-healing capabilities maximize performance and availability, by automatically detecting and mitigating issues that can lead to disruptions or outages to applications and data access.