The Brocade 7800 Extension Switch helps provide the fastest, most reliable, and most cost-effective network infrastructure for remote data replication, backup, and migration. Leveraging next-generation Fibre Channel and advanced FCIP technology, the Brocade 7800 provides a flexible and extensible platform to move more data faster and further than ever before.
Whether configured for simple point-to-point or comprehensive multisite SAN extension, the Brocade 7800 addresses the most demanding business continuity, compliance, and global data access requirements. Up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide unmatched Fibre Channel and FCIP bandwidth, port density, and throughput for maximum application performance over WAN links.
The Brocade 7800 is an ideal platform for building or expanding a high-performance SAN extension infrastructure. It leverages cost-effective IP WAN transport to extend open systems and mainframe disk and tape storage applications over distances that would otherwise be impossible, impractical, or too expensive with standard Fibre Channel connections.
Available in two configurations (the Brocade 7800 16/6 Extension Switch and the Brocade 7800 4/2 Extension Switch), the Brocade 7800 supports a variety of architectures and deployment models to address current and future SAN extension requirements. A broad range of optional advanced extension, FICON, and SAN fabric services are available to address the most challenging extension and storage networking requirements.
The Brocade 7800 16/6 Extension Switch is a robust platform for data centers and multisite environments implementing disk and tape solutions for open systems and mainframe environments. Organizations can optimize bandwidth and throughput through sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 GbE ports.
The Brocade 7800 4/2 Extension Switch is a cost-effective option for smaller data centers and remote offices implementing point-to-point disk replication for open systems. Organizations can optimize bandwidth and throughput through four 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and two 1 GbE ports. The Brocade 7800 4/2 can be easily upgraded to the Brocade 7800 16/6 through software licensing, providing scalability and investment protection for growing environments.
Brocade Optical Transceiver Modules
Brocade 8 Gbps switches require Brocade optical transceiver modules, which 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 8 Gbps products to maximize performance, reduce power consumption, and help ensure the highest availability of mission-critical applications.
Industry Standards Compliance
Brocade products conform to industry standards in a manner consistent with accepted engineering practices and procedures.