Questions and Answsers about the Brocade DCX 8510

With so much hardware to evaluate and so little time, we’ve reached the final article in a series of posts to answer common questions about the Brocade DCX 8510. If you missed the first or second post in this series, read them via the links at the bottom of this post.


Often hearing questions about the future of Fibre Channel technology, we wanted to answer those questions with regard to the 16 Gbps speeds of the Brocade DCX 8510:

    1. What advantages do 16 Gbps Fibre Channel technology provide? High-performance speeds can help improve the function of demanding workloads and ever-increasing virtualization. Whether your enterprise is investing in private cloud architecture or increasing virtualization in the environment, 16 Gbps will provide the high-power performance you need.

With ever-increasing demands on the same infrastructure, switching to Brocade hardware that provides 16 Gbps can give your infrastructure the competitive edge it needs to support next-generation data demands.

    1. What benefits or enhanced features are offered on the 16 Gbps Brocade DCX 8510? The DCX 8510 provides a wide array of enhanced features and benefits to help optimize the performance of your SAN fabric.

The Brocade DCX director offers in-flight encryption to protect your most important mission-critical data and provides in-flight encryption to increase performance. With Diagnostic Ports (D_ports) to help decrease the time necessary to discover issues in your SAN fabric, the 8510 can deliver greater performance, increased speed, and improved management.

    1. Is continued investment in Fibre Channel technology the best option for my enterprise? All technologies, like Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI, have immense value in specific use cases. However, Fibre Channel is a veteran technology with proven and trusted performance in mission-critical storage environments. To meet the needs of your most important mission-critical data, Fibre Channel technology is a trusted choice in SAN environments worldwide.

With continued R&D from market leaders like Brocade, Fibre Channel will be a standard in SAN fabrics for years to come.

For more frequently asked questions and answers about the DCX 8510, please read our previous posts:

3 Common Questions about the Brocade DCX 8510

More Common Questions about the Brocade DCX 8510

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