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The Brocade® 300 and Brocade® 5300 switch models are enhancements to a growing family of products that leverage the next-generation architecture and services to extend the SAN environment, providing high-performance and cost-effective storage networking capabilities.

Brocade® 300

The Brocade 300 is an 8 Gbps Fibre Channel switch providing affordable entry-level solution for small SANs or the edge of larger SANs. It enables small to medium-sized enterprises to simplify their IT infrastructures, improve system performance, maximize the value of virtual server deployments, and reduce overall storage costs. It combines auto-sensing 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel throughput with features that greatly enhance fabric operation. The Brocade 300 provides these capabilities while consuming less than 2.5 watts of power per port for exceptional power and cooling efficiency. It also consists of a non-blocking architecture with as many as 24 ports concurrently active at 8 Gbps (full duplex) with no over-subscription-providing an overall bandwidth of 192 Gbps. In addition, enhanced Brocade ISL Trunking enables a single logical high-speed trunk capable of up to 64 Gbps of throughput.

For more information, download the Brocade 300 Datasheet (PDF)

Fabric Watch

A robust fabric health monitoring service for mission-critical Storage Area Network SAN fabrics. Fabric Watch enables network managers to:

  • Track numerous fabric and switch elements
  • Receive automatic event notifications
  • Quickly identify and isolate faults
  • Monitor and optimize fabric-wide performance