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Build an agile network with a powerful, scalable enterprise SAN switch

Tackle the dynamic and often unpredictable workloads that come with large and growing environments with the Brocade 6520 Switch’s high throughput and optimum bandwidth utilization. The Brocade 6520 Switch is a high-density building block for increased scalability to support growth, demanding workloads, and data center consolidation.

Build a network that moves as fast as your business: Enterprise data centers must keep pace with increasingly virtualized workloads and cloud infrastructure. The Brocade 6520 Switch supports rapid growth, data center consolidation, and delivers up to 16 Gbps performance in a 2U form factor.

Get the performance you need and the reliability you trust: Virtualization and the cloud can create an unpredictable environment. Tip the odds in your favor with throughput and bandwidth utilization that eliminates bottlenecks. The Brocade 6520 Switch offers 40 percent higher performance than 10 GbE alternatives. Simplified management through Brocade Fabric Vision helps ensure non-stop operations.

Optimize storage performance and diagnostic capabilities: As your data center expands and becomes more complicated, you need powerful SAN switching capabilities and network analytics more than ever. The Brocade 6520 Switch combines Gen 5 Fibre Channel performance with automated monitoring and diagnostics tools to simplify SAN management.

Performance and Capabilities

Lifecycle Active

Bandwidth 1.536

Bandwidth UOM Tb/s

Total Line Rate Ports 48 to 96 @ 16 Gb/s

Power Text 0.30 watts/ Gb/s, dual hot-swappable power supplies

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

Access Gateway Not available

FICON Support Not available

Size (mm) 429.25 (W) x 86.74(H) x 609.75(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; 10.53 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; 10 Gb/s optionally programmable to fixed port speed

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

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