Brocade 48000 Director

SKU: BRC48000 Category:


Brocade 48000 Director: 16, 32 and 48 Ports | 4, 8, and 10 Gbit/sec

With industry-leading 4, 8, and 10 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel and FICON performance, the Brocade 48000 provides high availability, multiprotocol connectivity, and broad investment protection for Brocade Fabric OS and Brocade M-Enterprise OS (M-EOS) fabrics. It scales non-disruptively from 32 to as many as 384 concurrently active 4 or 8 Gbit/sec full-duplex ports in a single domain.

Key Specifications

  • 4 Gb/sec port speeds
  • Up to 384 ports in a single domain
  • Up to 1152 ports per rack
  • 16, 32, or 48 ports per blade
  • Hot-swappable Field-Replaceable Units

The Brocade 48000 also provides industry-leading power and cooling efficiency, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership. In addition, it supports blades for Fibre Channel Routing, FCIP SAN extension, and iSCSI, and is designed to support a wide range of fabric-based applications. It also supports the Brocade FC10-6 blade, providing 10 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel data transfer for specific types of data-intensive storage applications.

A Reliable Foundation for Core-to-Edge SANs

With its fifth-generation, high-performance architecture, the Brocade 48000 is a reliable foundation for core-to-edge SANs, enabling fabrics capable of supporting thousands of hosts and storage devices. To provide even higher performance, enhanced Brocade ISL Trunking combines up to eight 8 Gbit/sec ports between switches into a single, logical high-speed trunk running at up to 64 Gbit/sec. Other services provide additional Quality of Service (QoS) and Traffic Management capabilities to optimize fabric performance.

Utilizing Brocade Fabric OS, the Brocade 48000 also supports native interoperability with existing Brocade M-EOS fabrics.

Ideal for Enterprise Applications

The Brocade 48000 is designed to integrate with heterogeneous environments that include IBM mainframe and open platforms with multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and i5/OS. These capabilities help make it ideal for enterprise management and high-volume transaction processing applications such as:

  • ERP
  • Data warehousing
  • Data backup
  • Remote mirroring
  • High-availability clustering

A Cost-effective Platform for High-performance

Designed for use in the Brocade 48000 Director, the Brocade FR4-18i SAN Extension Blade provides performance-optimized FCIP as well as Fibre Channel Routing services.. The Brocade FR4-18i offers a wide range of benefits for inter-SAN connectivity, including long-distance SAN extension, greater resource sharing, and simplified management.

The Brocade 48000 also supports the Brocade FC4-16IP iSCSI Blade, which enables cost-effective, easy-to-manage Ethernet connectivity so low-cost servers can access high-performance Fibre Channel storage resources.

Integrated Fabric Application Mobility

The Brocade 48000 supports the Brocade FA4-18 blade for a variety of fabric-based applications increasing flexibility, improving operational efficiency, and simplifying SAN management. This includes Brocade OEM and ISV Partner applications for storage virtualization/volume management, replication, and data mobility, as well as Brocade Data Migration Manager (DMM).

Enterprise-Class Directors for Any SAN Environment

High Availability

Combining reliable architectures with fully redundant hardware components and innovative software, Brocade directors provide ultra-high availability to meet enterprise-class availability requirements. As a result, they help support a strategic SAN infrastructure capable of addressing the most demanding business requirements.

Brocade 48000 Director Service & Part Numbers

  • Brocade Director 48000
Brocade 48000 Director