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Today's data centers are undergoing a significant transformation with explosive volumes of data, virtualization, and cloud computing. This disruption is imposing greater demands on the underlying network infrastructure, including the need for non-stop operation, improved scalability, and greater power efficiency. To meet this challenge, data center network solutions must provide a broad set of capabilities - including higher levels of performance, bulletproof reliability, and seamless scalability - to accommodate changing business needs while maximizing ROI.
A key member of the Brocade ICX family of Ethernet switches for campus LAN and classic Ethernet data center environments, the Brocade ICX 6650 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch is optimized for high-performance data center and compute environments. It provides a compact form-factor design that delivers industry-leading 10/40 GbE density, unmatched price/performance value, and seamless scalability with Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing for the ultimate investment protection. Offering highly efficient power and cooling - with both front-to-back and back-to-front airflow options and automatic fan-speed adjustment - the Brocade ICX 6650 meets the most demanding energy efficiency requirements. The Brocade ICX 6650 is also a suitable solution for many campus LAN aggregation deployments requiring cost-effective 10 GbE connectivity.