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Brocade ISL Trunking is an the software product available for all Brocade 2, 4, and 8 Gbit/sec Fiber Channel switches, Brocade Fabric OS-based directors, and the Brocade DCX Backbone. This technology is ideal for optimizing performance and simplifying the management of multi-switch SAN fabrics containing Brocade 1, 2, and 4 Gbit/sec switches and directors and the 8 Gbit/sec solutions. When two or more adjacent ISLs in a port group are used to connect two switches with trunking enabled, the switches automatically group the ISLs into a single logical ISL, or "trunk". The throughput of the resulting trunk can be anywhere from 4 Gbit/sec to as much as 68 Gbit/sec.