The Brocade 6510 and 16 Gpbs FC

If your SAN fabric is straining to keep up with current workloads and is experiencing growing demands for bandwidth, it may be time to upgrade to a 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) switch like the Brocade 6510.


Why the Brocade 6510?

Providing a powerful and flexible switching infrastructure, the Brocade 6510 is the first switch to support 16 Gbps FC technology.

Offering scalable growth of up to 48 ports, the Brocade 6510 SAN switch boasts a simplified user interface and in-flight encryption to protect the most important enterprise data. With options for diagnostic ports (D_Ports) and in-flight compression, the 6510 can help you meet the changing needs of your SAN fabric.

Do I Really Need 16 Gbps?

  • Plan for Future Data Demands: 16 Gbps supports the future of technology with doubled throughput and more than 1 million IOPS to meet the high-performance demands of mission-critical storage infrastructure.
  • Forget the Forklift: Because 16 Gbps fibre channel technology is backwards compatible, the technology is made to work with your existing infrastructure. Whether your enterprise is running 16, 8, 4, or 2 Gbps hardware, 16 Gbps switches like the Brocade 6510 won’t force you into a forklift upgrade of your entire environment.
  • Reduce Environment Costs: Reduce the cost of your investment and help simplify management because with a simplified SAN fabric. Diagnostic ports help IT administrators save time and resources by diagnosing problems and issues quickly and effectively because you’ll be required to purchase fewer HBAs and switch ports to achieve the same amount of performance.

Is the 6510 available on the used market?

More hardware is available on the used market than ever before. While the Brocade 6510 is available on both the new and used market, purchasing a used Brocade SAN switch can provide up to 70% savings. To help your IT team do more with less, used hardware is tested, evaluated, and shipped to you with a 1-year, 110% warranty to help your IT team do more with less.

Interested in improving your SAN fabric with a Brocade switch? Reliant's team of storage experts can provide unbiased advice as well as new and used hardware solutions that meet the needs of your enterprise. Talk to a dedicated Reliant Storage Specialist today.