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Brocade SilkWorm 5000 SAN Switch

SKU: BRC5000 Category:

Product Description

Brocade 5000 Switch: 16, 24, or 32 Ports | 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec

A Flexible, High-Performance Midrange SAN Switch designed for rapidly growing environments, the Brocade 5000 combines scalability with superior investment protection. It features a flexible architecture that supports native E_Port interoperability for seamless connectivity into Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) or M-Enterprise OS (M-EOS) environments, allowing organizations to non-disruptively expand their existing SAN fabrics. (M-EOS fabrics are McDATA switches and directors running Enterprise OS.)

The Brocade 5000 is fully compatible with Brocade 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec devices, including the Brocade DCX Backbone, protecting existing technology investments while providing a strategic solution for the future.

Featuring scalable Ports on Demand capabilities, the Brocade 5000 is available in configurations of 16, 24, or 32 ports in an efficient 1U design. It also provides best-in-class performance for midrange SAN switches, featuring a non-blocking architecture with as many as 32 ports concurrently active at 4 Gbit/sec full duplex to provide an aggregate bandwidth of 256 Gbit/sec. Organizations can manage the Brocade 5000 through a command line interface, Brocade Web Tools, Brocade Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM), or Brocade Fabric Manager.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Delivers up to 32 ports in an optimized form factor that does not require a rail kit for deployment in a 19-inch rack
  • Protects existing investments in Brocade Fabric OS and M-EOS*-based environments through native E_Port switch interoperability
  • Provides industry-leading power and cooling efficiency to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve availability
  • Utilizes Brocade EFCM 9.x and Brocade Fabric Manager for easy deployment within new and existing fabrics
  • Features Ports on Demand capabilities for fast, easy, and cost-effective scalability from 16 to 32 ports in 8-port increments
  • Protects existing device investments with auto-configuring 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec capabilities
  • Meets high-availability requirements with redundant, hot-pluggable components and non-disruptive software upgrades
  • Utilizes the Brocade EZSwitchSetup wizard, simplifying installation and management

End-To-End Performance and Reliability

Brocade optical transceiver modules are available in multiple models to satisfy a wide range of speed and distance requirements. These Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) modules are optimized for Brocade storage networking products to maximize performance, reduce power consumption, and help ensure the highest availability of mission-critical applications.

Brocade Model 5000 Service & Part Numbers

  • SilkWorm 5000 SilkWorm 5000 Fabric Switch
  • 5000-SVC-ADVANCE-1 | 5000 Series Advance Replacement 1 Year Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-ADVANCE-2 | 5000 Series Advance Replacement 2 Years Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-ADVANCE-3 | 5000 Series Advance Replacement 3 Years Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-HA-1 | 5000 Series High Availability Support 1 Year Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-HA-2 | 5000 Series High Availability Support 2 Years Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-HA-3 | 5000 Series High Availability Support 3 Years Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-POH-1 | 5000 Series Pair of Hands Support 1 Year Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-POH-2 | 5000 Series Pair of Hands Support 2 Year Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-POH-3 | 5000 Series Pair of Hands Support 3 Year Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-STD-1 | 5000 Series Standard Support 1 Year Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-STD-1 | 5000 Series Standard Support 2 Years Service Plan
  • 5000-SVC-STD-3 | 5000 Series Standard Support 3 Years Service Plan
  • BR-5020-0000-A | SilkWorm 5000 16-Port 4Gb Fabric Switch
  • BR-5020-0001-A | SilkWorm 5000 16-Port 4Gb Fabric Switch [SFPs included]
  • BR-5040-0000-A | SilkWorm 5000 32-Port 4Gb Fabric Switch
  • BR-5040-0001-A | SilkWorm 5000 32-Port 4Gb Fabric Switch [SFPs included]
  • BR-MIDRPOD-01 | 8-Port Upgrade (POD) for 5000 & 4100 Series Fabric Switches [No SFPs included]
  • XBR-5000-0004 SilkWorm 5000 Series Fibre Switch Mounting Ears KitM