The privacy is quite important in the big data time. So many data centers are transitioning to highly virtualized and private Cloud storage environments. Except that, data centers must also keep up with the fast growing data transmission speed. Under the circumstance of meeting all these requirements, it could be perfect if the capital and operating expenses are low. Then the critical thing is to choose a right network.
The Brocade 6510 is a Gen5 Fibre Channel switch. Gen5 Fibre Channel is a data center-proven network infrastructure for storage, delivering unmatched reliability, simplicity and 16 Gbps performance. The Brocade 6510 Fibre Channel switch can meet the demands of hyper-scale, private Cloud storage environments by delivering 16 Gb/sec data rate and capabilities that support highly virtualized environments.
The Brocade 6510 is a high-performance, enterprise-class switch designed to enable maximum flexibility and reliability. This 1U switch can also offer “pay-as-you-grow” scalability with ports on demand (PoD). Customers can quickly and easily scale from 24 to 48 ports in 12-port increments, each supporting 2, 4, 8, 10, or 16 Gbps. The 48 SFP/SFP+ ports produce as much as 768Gbps (48*16Gbps) full-duplex throughput. In addition, flexible, high-speed 16 Gbps and 8 Gbps optics allow organizations to deploy bandwidth on demand to meet growing data center needs.
The Brocade 6510 is powerful and easy to use with its simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface. It’s a good solution to storage area network (SAN) technology. The Brocade 6510 switch offers high performance for growing SAN workloads through combining market-leading throughput and an affordable switch form factor. As the above mentioned, it can produce an aggregate 768 Gbps throughput and any eight ports can be trunked for 128 Gbps (8*16Gbps) inter-switch links (ISLs). Brocade ISL trunking can be augmented to route data efficiently between multiple trunk groups by Dynamic path selection (DPS) (see the following figure).
The Brocade 6510 offers a building block for highly virtualized and private Cloud storage environments. It can not only simplify server virtualization and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) management but can also meet the high-throughput demands of solid state disks (SSDs). This switch enables secure metro extension to virtual private or hybrid Clouds with 10 Gbps dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) link support, as well as in-flight encryption and data compression over ISLs. Users can have up to four ports at 8 Gbps and up to two at 16 Gbps of in-flight encryption and data compression per Brocade 6510 switch. The switch also features on-board data security and acceleration, minimizing the need for separate acceleration appliances to support distance extension.
The Brocade 6510 switch support the data rate of 8Gbps, 10Gbps, and 16 Gbps. As usual, the distance supported by the short wavelength SFP+ transceivers is shorter than that of long wavelength SFP+. What’s more, as the speed increases, the transmission distance will decrease. See the following two tables.
Short wavelength transceivers
|SFP+||10 Gbps||33m||82 m||300 m||550 m|
|SFP+||8 Gbps||21 m||50 m||150 m||190 m|
Long wavelength transceivers
|SFP+||16 Gbps||10 km|
|SFP+||10 Gbps||10 km|
|SFP+||8 Gbps||10 km, 25 km|
The following table lists FS.COM transceiver solutions for Brocade 6510 switch. By the way, these optics modules can also support Brocade 6520 switch. All these transceivers hanve been tested for 100% compatibility.
|Model||Description Interface||Interface||Cable Type|
|35932||Brocade XBR-000163 Compatible 8G Fibre Channel SFP+ 850nm 150m DOM Transceiver||LC duplex||MMF|
|35933||Brocade XBR-000153 Compatible 8G Fibre Channel SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver||LC duplex||SMF|
|35934||Brocade XBR-000174 Compatible 8G Fibre Channel SFP+ 1310nm 25km DOM Transceiver||LC duplex||SMF|
|39624||Brocade XBR-000218 Compatible 10G Fibre Channel SFP+ 850nm 300m DOM Transceiver||LC duplex||MMF|
|35935||Brocade XBR-000217 Compatible 10G Fibre Channel SFP+ 1310nm 10km DOM Transceiver||LC duplex||SMF|
This Brocade 6510 switch is able to provide great flexibility, reliability and scalability. It supports 2, 4, 8, 10, or 16 Gbps up to 48 SFP/SFP+ ports. It’s a good choice for high virtualized environments.