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Brocade 6505 Switch

Fibre Channel Switch

[Brocade 6505]
Flexible, easy-to-use enterprise-class SAN switch for private cloud storage.
Availability: In stock

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Designed to enable maximum flexibility and reliability

The Brocade 6505 is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gbps speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package.

It comes standard with a single power supply with a single power supply with integrated fans. A second, optional power supply provides additional redundancy for increased resiliency.

A simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface make the Brocade 6505 both poweful and easy to use.

Moreover, the Brocade 6505 offers low-cost access to industry-leading Storage Area Network (SAN) technology while providing "pay-as-you-grow" scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.

Market-leading throughput with an affordable switch form factor

  • Exceptional price/performance ratio for growing SAN workload

16 G Fibre Channel

  • Meets the demands of virtualized environments and high speed peripherals such as SSD's and capabilities of highly virtualized environments

Flexible ports on demand

  • "Pay-as-you-grow" scalability
  • 12 Port on Demand licenses enable for 24 port usage

Enterprise-class availability features

  • Single PSU / fan with option for redundant PSU / fan upgrade
  • Redundant components (PSU, fans provide improved uptime and hitless operation when repair is needed

Link-testing capabilities

  • Port-to-Port check for link testing (for cables and structured cabling)

Full fabric enabled

  • Improved usability and simplified configuration

Access gateway support

  • Enables large Blade Server farms (Switches in AG mode do not need a Fibre Channel Domain ID)
  • Allows attachment to Cisco SAN's
Part No. Brocade 6505
End of Life? No
Manufacturer Brocade
USB Port(s) 1 x USB Port
Serial Ports 1 x Serial Port
Connection Type 12 and 24 port configurations
Bandwidth 384 Gbit/s end to end full duplex