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This version of the Brocade VDX 6730-32 Converged Switch comes with Rear-to-Front Airflow (System x).
Seeking better ways to build clouds and virtualized data centers, today’s IT organizations are turning to high performance networking solutions that increase flexibility through leading-edge technologies. Whether organizations want to enhance their classic hierarchical network architectures or deploy flatter scale-out fabrics for virtualized data centers, the Brocade VDX 6730-32 Converged Switch for IBM delivers the innovative technology to enhance and simplify their networks. It comes with with 24 x 10 GbE LAN ports and 8 x 8 Gbps native FC ports (FC transceivers shipped standard).
IBM is partnering with Brocade, an industry-leading SAN Switch provider, to deliver converged data center solutions. Converging FC storage and regular Ethernet traffic on one platform allows administrators to reduce the number of adapters, simplify management and protect storage investments by utilizing the existing SAN infrastructure. IBM delivers interoperability by providing end-to-end FCoE testing with the latest System x servers, Brocade VDX 6730 Converged switches, IBM System Storage SAN b-type and Brocade SAN switches and IBM Storage.