by Lyle Smith

Brocade G620 Gen 6 Fibre Channel Switch Released

Brocade has announced the release of their Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch for storage networking, the Brocade G620, indicating that the new high-density SAN switch will boast unprecedented performance and scalability designed to support data growth and demanding workloads from mission-critical applications. Brocade adds that their Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology will allow organizations to address performance, reliability and scalability requirements for hyper scale virtualization, new data center architectures and next-generation storage technologies. This week, QLogic began shipping its Gen 6 32Gb FC adaptors where we indicated that, though many people think Fibre Channel isn’t progressing as it should, it is flourishing in emerging markets such as China.

That being said, the Brocade G620 switch provides storage networking with improve performance across both 32 and 128 Gbps links with up to a whopping 100 million IOPS.  In addition, the new switch features four Q-Flex ports that support 128 Gbps or be split out into four 32 Gbps links and offers the industry’s highest port density in a 1RU chassis, the latter which allows the G620 to provide 24 to 64 ports for “pay-as-you-grow” flexibility and scalability.

The Brocade G620 with Gen 6 Fabric Vision technology also comes with IO Insight, which aims to help businesses and organizations in reaching better performance monitoring visibility. As a result, critical SLAs are more likely to be met by monitoring IO statistics, providing intelligence for early detection of storage performance degradations. Brocade indicates that IO Insight will extend and complement automated monitoring, diagnostic and management capabilities enabled by Brocade Fabric Vision technology, which promotes the simplification of storage networking environments.

Brocade G620

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