Brocade announces new innovations to Gen 6 Fibre Channel



Brocade announced new innovations to its Gen 6 Fibre Channel that enables data center modernization.

The company introduced X6 director family and SX6 extension blade for Fibre Channel, Fibre Connection (FICON) and IP storage replication.

When combined with Brocade Fabric Visio technology, the new offerings enable customers to drive always-on business operations, eliminate performance bottlenecks and adapt to the requirements of digital organizations.

Brocade said organisations need a modern storage network that supports business agility as they continue to digitize and adapt to new workloads.

And, Fibre Channel fabrics are the common thread that connects organizations to their most critical applications and data.

The networking gear giant said 96 percent of banks, insurance companies and retailers rely on Fibre Channel as the most trusted network infrastructure for storage.

It promises Gen 6 Fibre Channel provides the digital enterprise with non-stop availability and incredible performance required for tomorrow’s hyperscale data centers.

The Brocade X6 directors provide up to 384 32 Gbps line rate ports and up to 32 128 Gbps UltraScale ICL connectivity ports delivering a total system bandwidth of 16 Tbps.

The 32 Gbps performance accelerates application response time by up to 71 percent over previous solution.

At the same time, the SX6 extension blade moves more data over distance faster and enhances security without compromising performance.

This purpose-built solution delivers business resiliency at scale with 32 Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10 GbE IP storage replication over 1/10/40 GbE IP WAN connections to handle the unrelenting growth of data traffic between data centers.

Both offerings are available now through Brocade and its channel partners.

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