The networking solutions provider Brocade has launched Brocade G620, Gen 6 Fibre Channel Switch for storage networking. The solution is especially targeted towards organizations that plan to implement hyper-scale virtualisation, new data centre architectures and next-generation storage technologies.
Fibre Channel is the backbone of most organizations. Nearly 30 billion transactions happen through Fibre Channel each day across various sectors, including banks, airlines and retailers. Gen 6 is an advanced Fibre Channel technology suitable for flash-based storage. When the organizations restructure their data centers with flash storage to enhance application performance, they require networks that deliver low-latency, high capacity bandwidth and reliability. Between 70 to 80% flash array storage are installed with Fibre Channel. Gen 6 Fibre Channel goes a step ahead and suits the next wave of storage innovation, to say flash storage based on Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe).
The Brocade G620 switch works across 32 and 128 Gbps links. It shatters application performance barriers with up to 100 million IOPS. Its four Q-Flex ports can support 128 Gbps or be split out into four 32 Gbps links. The switch offers 24 to 64 ports for “pay-as-you-grow” flexibility and scalability.
It also comes with IO Insight enabling organizations to attain greater visibility into performance monitoring. Hence, the critical SLAs can be met by monitoring IO statistics, including device latency and IOPS metrics, helping the organizations to identify storage performance degradations much earlier.
The Brocade G620 Switch with Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology is available now through Brocade and its channel partners. From the second quarter of 2016, Brocade’s OEM partners too will sell the switch.