24-port, 8Gb/s Fibre Channel switch
Small- to medium-sized enterprises seeking a 48-port switch that offers incredible value, flexible management capabilities and energy-efficient power savings.
HighlightsBrocade 300 — 24-Port, 8-Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switches for entry and midrange Enterprise SANs
Fast, Reliable 8-Gbit/sec Performance
• Non-blocking and non-oversubscribed platform with a total bandwidth of 408 Gbit/sec in 1U
• Designed to increase network performance with enhanced Brocade Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking, which
allows up to eight ports (at 2-, 4-, or 8-Gbit/sec speeds) between a pair of switches to be combined to form a
single, logical ISL with a speed up to 64 Gbit/sec
• Utilizes extended distance support to enable native Fibre Channel extension greater than 590 km
• Combines up to 24 ports of industry-leading 8-Gbit/sec technology with Ports on Demand scaling from 8 to
16 to 24 ports, allowing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability
• Helps protect existing investments by providing 8-Gbit/sec technology with auto-sensing capabilities to also
recognize 1-, 2- and 4-Gbit/sec devices
• Designed to future-proof investments by allowing organizations to use 4-Gbit/sec Small Form-Factor
Pluggables (SFPs) today and upgrade to 8-Gbit/sec SFPs when required
Simple Deployment and Management
• Utilizes the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard, which can make SAN configuration a simple 3-step point-and-click task
• Includes a USB port that can increase serviceability and error logging by facilitating firmware upgrades and downloads of system log files
• Features an easy-to-use, non-blocking and non-oversubscribed platform that is designed to eliminate time wasted on managing ports and cables
Excellent Value for a Variety of SAN Environments
- Offers dual functionality as a full fabric FC SAN switch or as a Brocade Access Gateway, providing seamless connectivity into any vendor SAN environment
- Designed to provide a greater than 40 percent power efficiency improvement (Watts/Gbit) over the previous generation of Brocade switches — further reducing power consumption and the overall cooling burden in a data center
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