Broadcom unveils industry’s highest-density 64G director

Broadcom has announced the availability of the industry’s most secure and highest-density Gen 7 64G Fibre Channel Director- the 512-port and 256-port Brocade X7 Directors. The company also announced the Brocade 7850 Extension Switch, the industry’s first 64G Fibre Channel switch, extending SANs over virtually any distance across the globe.

This latest product launch further expands Broadcom’s Brocade 64G Fibre Channel portfolio, demonstrating unmatched industry innovation and technology leadership. The company also continues to address customer requirements related to data centre infrastructure security and resiliency with a cyber-resilient SAN that mitigates cybersecurity and downtime risks.

Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel safeguards high-scale fabrics and enables efficient scalability. The Brocade X7 is the highest-density director for storage, consolidating more device connectivity into a single fabric. It also reduces capital expenses by consuming less rack space, and lowers operational cost by reducing power consumption, cooling, and management. Brocade Gen 7 implements many security measures that act autonomously to maintain the highest levels of security and resiliency quickly and efficiently. At the same time, Fibre Channel’s closed network and point-to-point architecture prevents attackers from being able to see connected storage devices.

“Deploying a cyber-resilient SAN based on Brocade Gen 7 Fibre Channel is the most effective way to mitigate the cybersecurity and downtime risks associated with legacy infrastructure,” said Dennis Makishima, vice president and general manager, Brocade Storage Networking division, Broadcom. “High density and global network extension technology enables Broadcom customers to build data centre infrastructure that is scalable, secure, and reliable.”

Broadcom has integrated security and autonomous SAN capabilities that build upon the inherent reliability and availability of Fibre Channel. Brocade Gen 7 technology provides peace of mind in a world of increasing threats and expands the traditional IT definitions of business continuity and disaster recovery.

With integrated security, data centre-proven reliability and seamless scalability, the Brocade X7 Director and Brocade 7850 Extension Switch maximise the performance, productivity, and efficiency of enterprise storage investments and resources.

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