Live from Paris: Dell and Brocade partner to deliver 16Gb Fibre Channel for the M1000e Blade System

This week at Dell Storage Forum 2012 in Paris, Dell introduced the Brocade M6505, a next-generation Fibre Channel blade switch developed for the Dell M1000e Blade enclosure. The M6505 is a 16Gb Fibre Channel switch that is designed for seamless interoperability with newly announced Dell Compellent storage arrays that are the first to deliver 16Gb Fibre Channel end-to-end from server to switch.

Following a long tradition of partnering with the best companies, Dell has been offering a variety of Brocade Fibre Channel products including the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones, Brocade 6510 and 6505 Fibre Channel Switches.  All of these products deliver the highest 16 Gbps performance, enterprise class performance and features, and very competitive per-port pricing.  Dell is now expanding upon this family of offerings by announcing availability through Dell of the Brocade M6505for the Dell M1000e blade enclosure.

The Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Enclosure offers industry-leading performance and flexible connectivity options. The Brocade M6505 blade switch can help transform existing storage area networks by combining a 16 Gbps Fibre Channel interconnect with next-generation server and networking technology, helping to maximize both server and SAN performance.

The Brocade M6505 allows for quick and easy integration of the Dell server chassis into any SAN fabric giving customers have a seamless end-to-end 16 Gb solution.  Integrating Dell Compellent 16 Gb storage arrays deliver even more benefits and the highest levels of performance.

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