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Brocade 16Gb/28 SAN Switch for BladeSystem c-Class

(C8S46A)
Brocade 16Gb/28 SAN Switch for BladeSystem c-Class

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Overview
Are you looking for a higher performance embedded Fibre Channel switch option for your HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure? The Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class represents the next generation of embedded Fibre Channel switches with 16 Gb/s performance. It hot-plugs into the back of the HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure and its integrated design frees up rack space, enables shared power and cooling, and reduces cabling and small form-factor pluggables. Enhanced trunking support with external switches provides higher bandwidth to enable demanding applications and high density server virtualization. In addition, the 16 or 28 auto-sensing ports support lower bandwidth components for investment protection and an upgrade license enables customers to 'pay as they grow'. The Brocade 16Gb SAN Switch saves space and cost, simplifies the SAN environment, enables easier deployment and management and delivers the performance required for higher throughput applications.
Features
Enables Data Center Consolidation and Cost Savings Through State-of-the-art Design and Performance
The Brocade 16 Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class enables data center consolidation with HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures through a state-of-the-art zero-footprint design while lowering cost through shared power and cooling, fewer cables and SFPs and a reduction in space.
Enables support of virtualized environments through industry leading 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel performance. Both internal and external facing ports auto-sense lower bandwidth components for flexibility and investment protection (4, 8 or 16 Gb/s for external ports and 8 or16 Gb/s for internal ports).
Enables High Density Virtualization and Deployment of I/O Intensive Applications on HP BladeSystems
The Brocade 16 Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class offers a non-blocking architecture that supports up to 896 Gb/s of full duplex throughput.
Supports port trunking of up to 8 SAN ports for a total of up to 128 Gb/s balanced throughput. Trunking of the SAN-facing ports with external Brocade or HP B-series Switches provides a high-bandwidth solution while lowering costs through fewer SFPs and cables.
Enables organizations to better manage data flows and meet service level agreements while maintaining optimized application performance in virtual environments with new Adaptive Networking services, including Adaptive Fabric Quality of Service, Traffic Isolation, and Ingress Rate Limiting.
Simplifies Data Center Management Through Integration with Management Platforms and Tools
The Brocade 16 Gb SAN Switch for HP BladeSystem c-Class integrates with HP Onboard Administrator for BladeSystem, HP Systems Insight Manager, and HP Storage Essentials.
Leverages existing HP B-series management and monitoring tools.
Enables the use of industry standard interfaces to integrate management with other applications.
System Features
See detailed specs: US QuickSpecs » pdf
Port speed: 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel
Ports: (28) Fibre Channel ports enabled, (28) maximum
Aggregate switch bandwidth: 896 Gb/s; End-to-end, full duplex
Encryption capability: In flight encryption
Protocol support: Fibre Channel
Availability: Redundant switches per BladeSystem for high availability
Hot-swappable
Hot-code load activation
Media types: Small Form-Factor Pluggable (16 Gb/s and 8 Gb/s SFP+)
Management: Brocade CLI and Web Tools (included)
HP SAN Network Advisor (optional)
Power Pack+ (optional)
Upgradability: Standard 16 or 28 ports; 12-port upgrade LTU available; Power Pack+ upgrade LTU also available for base models
Models available: 16 and 28-port Base Full Fabric models, 28-port Power Pack+ model
Optional software: Power Pack+ Software Bundle; ISL Trunking; Advanced Performance Monitoring; Fabric Watch; Extended Fabric; HP SAN Network Advisor Enterprise Software; HP SAN Network Advisor Professional Plus Software
Form factor: Embedded
Warranty - year(s) (parts/labor/onsite): 1/1/1
What's in the box: (1) 16 Gb SAN Switch with (16) 16 Gb/s internal ports and (12) 16 Gb/s external ports; Full fabric connectivity; Documentation

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