SAN (Storage Area Network)
Brocade SAN (Storage Area Network) switches are a family of high-performance, scalable, and reliable network switches used to connect storage devices and servers in a SAN environment. SAN switches are used to establish a high-speed, low-latency, and resilient network infrastructure for storage systems.
Brocade SAN switches are designed to support a wide range of storage protocols, including Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Fibre Channel is a high-speed protocol designed specifically for storage networking, while FCoE allows Fibre Channel traffic to be carried over Ethernet networks.
Brocade SAN switches provide a range of features and capabilities that are essential for SAN environments, such as advanced traffic management, zoning, and security features. Zoning enables administrators to restrict access to specific storage devices or servers, while advanced traffic management features help ensure that data is delivered to the correct destination in a timely and efficient manner.
Brocade SAN switches also support a range of management and monitoring tools, such as Brocade Network Advisor, which provides a single-pane-of-glass management interface for all Brocade switches in a SAN environment.
Overall, Brocade SAN switches are a critical component of modern data center architectures, providing the high-speed, low-latency, and resilient network infrastructure needed for large-scale storage environments.Back to Glossary Page