Dell and Brocade

Joint innovation to enhance the Efficient Fabric
BrocadeAccording to analysts, the key challenges faced by customers in virtualized data centers are application performance under load and manageability.

Brocade® converged network adapters (CNAs) can help you address scalability and performance for virtualized workloads with virtual machine optimized ports (VMOPs), and the Brocade Network Advisor provides virtual machine visibility and end-to-end flow monitoring to help address manageability challenges.


Brocade and Dell™ CNA products include:

  • Converged Network Adapters that deliver 10GbE LAN connectivity with stateless networking offload to meet the performance demands of the next generation data center. Learn more about the Brocade 1020 CNA and the Brocade BR1741M-k Mezzanine CNA, which is specifically designed for Dell M-series blade servers.
  • Robust Network Switching platforms that combine performance, scalability and efficiency with long-term investment protection. These solutions provide a flexible, multi-protocol architecture and offer intelligent management and monitoring. Learn more about the PowerConnect™ B-8000 and the PowerConnect B-DCX 4S.

 Unique capabilities of Brocade CNAs:

  • Brocade addresses virtual switching technology by integrating an open, standards-based virtual switch into CNAs.
  • Brocade CNAs leverage hypervisor multi-queue network technologies such as VMware® NetQueue and Microsoft® Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ) through a feature called Virtual Machine Optimized Ports (VMOPs), which provide a highly optimized networking infrastructure to efficiently route packets, offload work from the CPU and reduce latency.
Managing your network with Brocade
Dell also offers the Brocade Network Advisor, for comprehensive management across Brocade FC and FcoE storage networks.


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