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Brocade 5000 Fibre Channel Switch

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4Gb/s performance with high availability

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The Brocade 5000 Fibre Channel switch combines up to 32 ports of industry-leading 4Gb/s performance with high availability and Ports on Demand to support mission-critical storage area networks (SANs).

With a flexible architecture that supports auto-sensing 1, 2 and 4Gb/s technology with 16, 24 or 32 ports in a 1U package, the 5000 provides excellent value at an affordable price. As a result, even small organisations can achieve the levels of performance and availability typically associated with much larger enterprises.

Brocade 5000

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Highlights

The Brocade 5000  is a 32-port, 4-Gbit/sec Fibre Channel switch for midrange and enterprise SANs.

Fast, Reliable 4-Gbit/sec Performance
  • Up to 256 Gbit/sec of aggregated throughput
  • Up to 32 ports capable of 4-Gbit/sec full-duplex performance at distances up to 100 km (500 km at 1 Gbit/sec)
  • Up to 32-Gbit/sec throughput with Brocade Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking
  • Exchange-based dynamic path selection for load balancing between trunk groups

Affordable Scalability

  • Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) traffic rerouting
  • Nondisruptive software upgrades (hot code load and activation)
  • Redundant, hot-swappable components, fans and power supplies

Simplified Deployment and Management

  • Hardware-enforced zoning by World Wide Name (WWN)
  • Brocade WEB TOOLS utilization over a secure browser using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol

Excellent Value for a Variety of SAN Environments

  • Full forward and backward compatibility for changing SAN environments
  • Integration with heterogeneous environments: Windows, Windows NT, UNIX, AIX, Linux and Solaris

 

Enterprise Support Services

Dell™ offers a broad portfolio of services designed to help organizations optimize their use of Dell/EMC® technology, deploy systems rapidly and attain the highest possible levels of system uptime. With the Dell/EMC partnership, customers can benefit from the synergy of Dell's award-winning server services now enhanced with EMC's best practice methodologies, tools and customer training for storage systems.

Standard Support

Note: The following services are required to ensure the best possible customer experience. Hardware installation and Gold-level support are included in the hardware systems price. Implementation is also a mandatory service.

Consulting and Deployment Services (Required)

  • Presales Design and Site Readiness Assessment (Gratis)
  • Hardware Installation — On-site installation of Dell/EMC systems, rack mounting of systems, connection to power sources and power-on of devices.
  • Implementation — System planning, design documentation, select software installation, configuration of switches, cabling, host connectivity, creation of storage groups, product orientation session and extensive custom options.


Standard Support Services for Dell/EMC Systems (Required)

Dell Gold-Level Enterprise Support Service for Dell/EMC Storage features the following:

  • 7x24 high-level engineer to engineer support with direct access to Gold Queue
  • Technical Account Management Team
  • 7x24 4-hour On-site Support
  • Remote Software and Storage Support — Unlimited Resolutions
  • Storage System Remote Monitoring
  • Prefailure Alert Program
  • Seamless support between Dell and key 3rd-party providers
  • Change notification/Software Subscription

Optional Services

  • Dell/EMC support
  • Customer training
  • Backup and recovery design and implementation
  • Cluster implementation for Microsoft® Exchange and SQL Server®
  • SnapView and MirrorView installation and configuration
  • On-site troubleshooting
  • On-site engineers
  • On-site parts
  • Platinum-level support
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