Brocade 12000 Director: 128 Ports | 1 and 2 Gbit/sec
As the industrys first 2 Gbit/sec director-class switch, the Brocade SilkWorm 12000 Director provides unprecedented levels of availability, scalability, manageability, and security for open enterprise storage applications. Possible configurations range from a 32-port switch to dual 64-port switches in a single enclosure that provides pay-as-you-grow scalability.
Based on the Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture, the SilkWorm 12000 provides a reliable foundation for high-performance core-to-edge SANs that leverage proven core backbone networking methodologies. In addition, multiple SilkWorm 12000 directors can be interconnected at the core to form enterprise SAN fabrics capable of supporting thousands of hosts and storage devices in mission-critical environments.
The SilkWorm 12000 provides higher levels of performance and availability than other director-class switches while supporting a more intelligent and scalable networked storage model. Moreover, the SilkWorm 12000 is designed to integrate with heterogeneous environments that include multiple operating systems such as Windows NT, UNIX, Linux, Solaris,AIX, and others. As a result, organizations have the flexibility to build cost-effective and easy-to-manage enterprise SAN fabrics. These capabilities make the SilkWorm 12000 ideal for mission-critical business continuance applications such as LAN-free backup, remote mirroring, data replication, and high-availability clustering.