FC and FCoE Switches and Directors

NetApp offers Brocade and Cisco FC, FCoE, and Ethernet switches, directors, backbones, and SAN extension routers.

Whether you’re looking for high performance, availability, or scalability in your data storage environment, you’ll find what you need in the broad NetApp® portfolio of end-to-end Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and Ethernet solutions.

To help you realize the benefits of shared data storage and to leverage the unique capabilities of our SAN solutions, NetApp partners with industry-leading providers of infrastructure and applications. For instance, we sell and support switches, directors, backbones, and extension switches from Brocade and Cisco to serve your full range of deployment needs: from entry-level fabric switches to data center backbones, for the smallest departments to the largest data centers.

Use the following table to determine which Brocade® and Cisco® models are best suited to your SAN environment.

 
Switches
Product Max Port Count FC FCoE Ethernet Entry Midrange Enterprise
Brocade 300
Brocade 300
24 ports      
Brocade 5300
Brocade 5300
80 ports      
Brocade 6505
Brocade 6505
24 Ports
Brocade 6510
Brocade 6510
48 ports      
Brocade 6520
Brocade 6520
96 ports        
Brocade VA-40FC
40 ports        
Brocade VDX 6720
Brocade VDX 6720
1U 24 ports
2U 60 ports
Brocade VDX 6730
Brocade VDX 6730
1U 32 ports
2U 76 ports
Brocade VDX 6740
Brocade VDX 6730
6740 x 48 x 1GbE
6 1/10 GbE
Cisco® MDS 9124
Cisco MDS 9124
24 ports    
Cisco MDS 9148
Cisco MDS 9148
48 ports    
Cisco Nexus 5548
Cisco Nexus 5548
48 Ports  
Cisco Nexus 5548UP
Cisco Nexus 5548UP
48 Ports  
Cisco Nexus 5596T
Cisco Nexus 5596T
96 Ports      
Cisco Nexus 5596UP
Cisco Nexus 5596UP
96 Ports  
Cisco Nexus 6001
Cisco Nexus 6001
48 x 10GbE & 4 x 40GbE  
Cisco Nexus 6004
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96 Ports    

Fibre Channel Directors and Backbones
Product Max Port Count FC FCoE Ethernet Entry Midrange Enterprise
Brocade DCX
Brocade DCX
512 Ports (with blade)      
Brocade DCX-4S
Brocade DCX-4S
256 Ports (with blade)      
Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones
Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones
8510-4: 192 Ports
8510-8: 384 Ports
     
Cisco MDS 9506
Cisco MDS 9506
192 Ports      
Cisco MDS 9513
Cisco MDS 9513
528 Ports      
Cisco MDS 9710
Cisco MDS 9710
336 Ports      

Extension Switches
Product Max Port Count FC FCoE Ethernet Entry Midrange Enterprise
Brocade 7800
Brocade 7800 Router
22 Ports    
Cisco MDS 9222i
Cisco MDS 9222i
70 Ports    
Cisco MDS 9250i
Cisco MDS 9250i
50 Ports    
Cisco Nexus® 2224T-1GE
Cisco 2148T
26 Ports      
Cisco Nexus 2232PP
Cisco 2148T
40 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 2232TM
Cisco Nexus 2232TM
40 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E
Cisco Nexus 2232TM-E
40 Ports    
Cisco Nexus 2248TP
Cisco 2148T
52 Ports      
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ
Cisco Nexus 2248PQ
64 Ports