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Brocade 5100 - switch - 24 ports - rack-mountable

Manufacturer part number (MPN): D:FCSW-5100L
Brocade 5100 - Switch - 24 x Fibre Channel - rack-mountable
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The Brocade 5100 switch is designed for rapidly growing storage environments. Designed for a broad range of SAN architectures, the Brocade 5100 features exceptional power and cooling efficiency. It also features consolidated power and fan assemblies to improve environmental performance and reduce overall ownership costs.

  • Offers best-in-class port density and scalability for a midrange enterprise SAN switch
  • Protects existing device investments with auto-sensing capabilities
  • Features ports on demand capabilities for fast, easy, and cost-effective scalability
  • Supports fiber channel integrated routing for selective device sharing while maintaining remote fabric isolation for higher levels of scalability and fault isolation
  • Supports virtual fabrics to enable the logical partitioning of switches and fabrics into virtual data and management domains
  • Offers dual functionality as either a full-fabric SAN switch or as an NPIV-enabled Brocade Access Gateway that simplifies server connectivity into heterogeneous enterprise fabrics
  • Industry-leading performance and flexibility
    To support mission-critical environments, the Brocade 5100 provides best-in-class performance for a midrange SAN switch. It features a non-blocking architecture with as many as 40 ports concurrently active at 8 Gbps (full duplex) with no over-subscription - providing an overall bandwidth of 320 Gbps. In addition, enhanced Brocade ISL Trunking enables a single logical link at up to 64 Gbps of balanced data throughput.
  • High availability
    The Brocade 5100 is a reliable foundation for disaster recovery and business continuance with enterprise-class availability features such as hot-swappable, redundant, and integrated fan and power supply assemblies. Moreover, hot code load and activation help maximize application uptime with faster system upgrades and maintenance.
  • Fast and easy scalability
    The Brocade 5100 is easy to deploy, manage, and integrate into both new and existing IT environments. With capabilities such as ports on demand scalability, the Brocade 5100 enables organizations to grow their storage networks in a non-disruptive manner.
  • Simplified deployment and management
    Brocade switches utilize cost-effective management solutions to optimize storage network resources, improve efficiency, and reduce cost of ownership. The EZSwitchSetup wizard is designed to simplify deployment. For multi-switch environments, Brocade DCFM Professional streamlines management and provides fabric-wide monitoring capabilities.

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