Data Center Fabric: Leveraging 8 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel End to End in the Data Center
Source: Brocade Communications Systems
Speed increase in Brocade switching platforms is one of many advantages from Brocade's next generation ASIC family. Higher speed in the data center brings the immediate benefit of higher-performing ISLs and increased scalability; since ISL performance is doubled, more ports can be used for servers and storage. In addition, 8 Gbit/sec is needed for server virtualization, scaling of fabrics, backups, and high-performance computing requirements. Every data center user has or will have these needs in the future, and as data center plans are developed, Brocade's integrated end-to-end 8 Gbit/sec solution provides the broadest choice of capabilities with the highest performance and efficiency.