SAN Director

The Brocade® 48000 Director delivers industry-leading 4, 8, and 10 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel performance, high availability, multiprotocol connectivity, and broad investment protection for enterprise SANs.It scales non-disruptively from 32 to as many as 384 concurrently active 4 or 8 Gbit/sec full-duplex ports in a single domain. In addition, it supports blades for Fibre Channel Routing, FCIP, iSCSI, and fabric-based applications. The Brocade 48000 also provides industry-leading power and cooling efficiency, helping to reduce thetotal cost of ownership.


With its intelligent fifth-generation ASIC, the Brocade 48000 is a reliable foundation for core-to-edge SANs (including native operation with Brocade M-EOS fabrics), enabling fabrics capable of supporting thousands of hosts and storage devices. Whether used as a core building block for an enterprise fabric or as a standalone director, the Brocade 48000 is designed to be a reliable, high-availability solution.


The Brocade 48000 can integrate with heterogeneous environments, including IBM mainframes and open systems platforms with multiple operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and i5/OS. These capabilities help make it ideal for enterprise management and high-volume transaction processing applications such as ERP and data ware-housing, as well as data backup, remote mirroring, and high-availability clustering.