Brocade 8000 CEE-only - switch - 24 ports - rack-mountable

Mfg.Part: BR-8000-0000 | CDW Part: 1932525 | UNSPSC: 43222615
  • Switch
  • 24 x SFP+
  • rack-mountable
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This item was discontinued on April 11, 2018

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Main Features
  • Switch
  • 24 x SFP+
  • rack-mountable
As IT organizations continue to face the increased complexity of system configuration and ever-rising operational costs, they are looking for new ways to simplify their IT environments. To address this challenge, Brocade offers a versatile switch that supports both Fiber Channel and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to help organizations simplify their growing infrastructures.

The Brocade 8000 switch provides a reliable platform that helps reduce cable clutter, equipment acquisition costs, and operational costs associated with power consumption and cooling. This unique top-of-rack switch features a low-profile 1U form factor and low power consumption, leading the way toward a "greener" data center.

The Brocade 8000 features eight 8 Gbps Fiber Channel ports along with 24 Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) ports with 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities. The CEE ports are capable of transporting both storage and LAN traffic - eliminating the need for separate SAN and LAN adapters and cables.

The top-of-rack Brocade 8000 connects to servers through Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). The consolidated SAN and LAN server ports and corresponding cables simplify configuration and cabling in server cabinets to reduce acquisition costs. With fewer components using power or requiring cooling, organizations can save significant operating costs as well.

Moreover, consolidation is not limited to hardware components. Because FCoE preserves Fiber Channel constructs and services, it integrates seamlessly into existing Fiber Channel environments, enabling organizations to maximize the value of their current investments. In addition, FCoE extends the reach of Fiber Channel management applications and tools, enabling organizations to manage FCoE-attached devices under a single, unified management umbrella.