Live from Dell Storage Forum – Introducing Next Generation Fibre Channel from Brocade

As the storage networking world continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace we once again find ourselves at Dell’s premier storage event, Dell Storage Forum.  This time we are in Boston with more than 700 interested customers, bloggers, press and analysts.  All of us share the same interest; learning how we can best optimize, manage, and grow our storage networks.    Scattered throughout the event are new products, new directions, and new experts all trying to help our customers consolidate, simplify, scale, automate, and ultimately deliver better value to their business.  It is clear, storage and networking at Dell are growing quickly, and the level of energy continues to rise.

In the Fibre Channel space Dell is tightly partnered with Brocade to deliver the highest performing and cost effective SAN offerings.  The previous shipments by Dell of the 16 Gb Brocade 6510 Switch and Brocade 8510 DCX Backbone delivered the core foundation for midsize and large Dell customers seeking the latest Fibre Channel technology to enable virtualized data centers and private cloud technology.   Today, we extend that foundation with the availability through Dell of the new 16 Gb Brocade 6505 Switch.  The 6505 is intended as a direct replacement for the 8 Gb Brocade 300 switch  in an efficient 1U form factor. With a simplified deployment process and point-and-click user interface and you have a switch that is powerful yet cost effective and easy to use.

In addition, all of the Brocade 16Gbps switches are certified with Dell Compellent storage arrays.  The combination of Dell Servers, Storage, and Switches delivers great price, performance and a single source of supply for your entire infrastructure needs.

The Brocade 6505 SAN Switch is ideal for customers in need of industry-leading Storage Area Network Fibre Channel technology while preserving “pay-as-you-go” scalability to meet their evolving storage environment requirements.

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