Brocade 24000 Director: 128 Ports | 1, 2 and 4 Gbit/sec
With state-of-the-art performance and enhanced scalability for both open system and IBM zSeries server enterprise SAN environments, the Brocade SilkWorm 24000 Director provides unique capabilities to meet demanding mission-critical requirements. It scales non-disruptively from 32 to as many as 128 concurrently active 2 Gbit/sec full-duplex ports in a single domain or two domains of up to 64 ports each. In addition, it offers improved performance and the potential to upgrade to higher-speed connectivity in the future. The SilkWorm 24000 also leads the industry in power and cooling efficiency, helping to reduce total cost of ownership.
With its intelligent fourth-generation ASIC, the SilkWorm 24000 provides a reliable foundation for core-to-edge SANs, enabling fabrics capable of supporting thousands of hosts and storage devices (see Figure 1).Whether used as a core building block for an enterprise fabric or as a standalone director, the SilkWorm 24000 is a reliable, high-availability solution. These capabilities make it ideal for enterprise management and high-volume transaction processing applications such as ERP and data warehousing, as well as data backup, remote mirroring, and high-availability clustering.
The SilkWorm 24000 is designed to integrate with heterogeneous environments that include IBM zSeries server and open platforms with multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX,AIX, and i5/OS. As a result, Brocade-based SANs can help serve as the foundation for implementing utility computing and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM).