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48000 Director

Brocade 48000 DirectorWith state-of-the-art performance and enhanced scalability for open system and IBM mainframe enterprise SAN environments, the Brocade 48000 Director provides unique capabilities to meet the full spectrum of mission-critical requirements. It scales non-disruptively from 32 to as many as 384 concurrently active 4 Gbit/sec full-duplex ports in a single domain. In addition, it supports Fibre Channel routing, FCIP, and iSCSI, and is designed for future applications and higher-speed options.

Reliable Foundation for Core-to-Edge SANs

With its fifth-generation, high-performance architecture, the Brocade 48000 is a reliable foundation for core-to-edge SANs, enabling fabrics capable of supporting thousands of hosts and storage devices. To provide even higher performance, enhanced Brocade ISL Trunking combines up to eight 4 Gbit/sec ports between switches into a single, logical high-speed trunk running at up to 32 Gbit/sec.

Ideal for Enterprise Applications

The Brocade 48000 is designed to integrate with heterogeneous environments that include IBM mainframe and open platforms with multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and i5/OS. These capabilities help make it ideal for enterprise management and high-volume transaction processing applications such as:
1. ERP
2. Data warehousing
3. Data backup
4. Remote mirroring
5. High-availability clustering

Provides a reliable foundation for server and storage consolidation initiatives
Reduces IT infrastructure complexity and associated management costs
Scales up to 384 ports in a single domain and a 14U enclosure with up to 1152 ports in a single rack

Ultra-High Availability
No single points of failure
Fabric Shortest Path First (FSPF) traffic rerouting
Continuous monitoring of environmental components
Non-disruptive software upgrades (hot code load and activation)
Dual-redundant control processors with stateful failover
Redundant, hot-swappable components and redundant power and cooling subsystems
Error detection and fault isolation facilities
Call-home capabilities to provide remote notification of system events

Intelligent SAN Management
Centralized management
Heterogeneous device connectivity
Automatic data routing and rerouting
Self-healing ISL Trunking capabilities
Intelligent fifth-generation ASIC

FICON Support
Supports open systems and IBM mainframe environments
Supports intermix mode
Supports cascaded FICON fabrics at 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec FICON speeds; N_Port Virtualization (NPIV) supporting multiple Logical Partitions (LPARs) on servers; and CUP

Advanced Security
Enables hardware-enforced zoning by World Wide Name (WWN)
Provides secure Telnet access through SSH (Secure Shell)
Utilizes Brocade Web Tools over a secure browser using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol

Investment Protection and Interoperability
Full backward and forward compatibility with the entire Brocade family of products
4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel routing, hardware-assisted traffic forwarding for Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), and iSCSI connectivity

Advanced Fabric Services
Secure Fabric OS
Advanced Performance Monitoring
Extended Fabrics
Advanced Zoning
Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking
Remote Switch
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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation and a technology company specializing in data and storage networking products. The company's product portfolio spans across Enterprise Ethernet (LAN, WLAN) Switches, WAN (Internet) Routers, SAN Switches, Application Delivery Controllers, Network Security Appliances, Ethernet/Storage Network Adapters and PHY Transceivers. Founded in 1995, Brocade is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA.