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Consolidate resources, reduce costs and increase your organizational agility

Business moves fast. But you can move faster. The feature-packed Brocade 6505 Switch with Gen 5 Fibre Channel delivers exceptional price and performance value. It comes standard with all the features needed for running a reliable and high performing storage area network.

Grow a data center your way: Choosing the right SAN switch for your private cloud storage infrastructure is critical to the success of your business operations. The Brocade 6505 Switch combines maximum flexibility and reliability in an efficiently designed 1U form factor that supports and grows with your business needs.

Build your SAN fast: The Brocade 6505 Switch is the industry’s easiest SAN switch to install and support. With smart setup, diagnostic, and management tools your operations staff can focus on strategic activities rather than routine tasks. And, of course, you also benefit from lower TCO.

Maximize up-time with ultra-dependable availability: Enjoy high availability and fast throughput with the Brocade 6505. This powerful SAN switch allows you to quickly build a cloud storage infrastructure, accelerate network virtualization—and eliminate the need to trade features against price.

Performance and Capabilities

Lifecycle Active

Bandwidth 384

Bandwidth UOM Gb/s

Total Line Rate Ports 12 to 24 @ 16 Gb/s

Power Text 0.14 watts / Gb/s, single hot-swappable power supply, optional second power supply

Frame Based ISL Trunking 128 Gb/s frame-based trunk (optional)

Access Gateway Supports

FICON Support Not available

Size (mm) 437.64(W) x 43.18(H) x 443.23(D)

Certified Maximum 6,000 active nodes; 56 switches, 19 hops in Brocade Fabric OS® fabrics; larger fabrics certified as required

Fibre Channel Performance 2.125 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; 14.025 Gb/s line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 2, 4, 8, and 16 Gb/s port speeds

Provides powerful, integrated monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase operational stability, and reduce costs.

Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel is the purpose-built network infrastructure for mission-critical storage, delivering breakthrough performance, increased business agility, and operational stability.

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