Brocade VDX 6940 now available

BrocadE_VDX 6940_front_mrThe Brocade VDX 6940 delivers the “industry’s highest port density in a fixed switch, making it the most efficient leaf and spine switch,” said the company.

Ideal for building Ethernet fabrics in demanding environments, with the company’s VCS Fabric technology, the Brocade VDX 6940 simplifies network design and operations for both cloud and Big Data network fabrics. These switches are designed to simplify network architecture, help reduce operational and capital expenses, and deliver line-rate performance on all ports, for all packet sizes. According to Brocade, it supports market’s highest 10 GbE and 40 GbE density in a fixed form factor. It is also equipped with an optimized packet buffer and latency for better application performance. The latest version comes with improved capacity and the ability to scale up to a 120 GbE uplink with Brocade ISL Trunking.

The Brocade VDX 6940 is available in two models. The Brocade VDX 6940-36Q offers 36 40GbE QSFP+ ports. Through a breakout cable, each 40 GbE port can be broken into four 10GbE ports for a total of 144 10GbE connections. This represents 40 percent more port capacity than any other network switch in its class. The Brocade VDX 6940-144S provides up to 96 10GbE ports, along with 12 40GbE or four 100GbE ports in a 2U form factor.
Brocade VDX 6940 switches is now available in the market with a starting price of $27,995.

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