Brocade: 16-Gbps Fibre Channel
Brocade used EMC World to introduce its new family of 16-Gbps Fibre Channel backbone devices, switches, and host bus adaptors (HBAs). Included was the Brocade DCX 8510, a new SAN backbone which supports up to 384 16-Gbps ports and a total of 8.2 Tbps of chassis bandwidth. The DCX 8510 supports native Fibre Channel connections with encryption and compression between data centers up to 60 miles apart. Also new is the Brocade 6510 switch, a 1U device which supports 24, 36, or 48 Fibre Channel ports which can be configured for 2-, 4-, 8-, or 16-Gbps. The 6510 supports in-flight encryption and compression.