Brocade approved 32G Fibre Channel networking

Smartoptics solutions for 32G embedded FC networking receive Brocade approval

We are pleased to announce the approval of our latest 16/8G Fibre Channel optical transmission solutions with Brocade. In this round of approvals, the 8G ZR and 16G ER (Rev 2) embedded Fibre Channel transceiver solutions were tested and qualified.

With the approved 8G ZR DWDM transceivers, Brocade’s customers can now achieve 8G connectivity for distances up to 80km with embedded transceiver solutions in their GEN5 switches. 80 DWDM channels, several CWDM channels and single-channel connectivity configurations are supported.

With the approved 16G ER (Rev 2) DWDM transceivers, Brocade’s customers can take full advantage of Brocade’s D-Port diagnostic support functions which are used to diagnose optics and cables on a link. 80 DWDM channels, several CWDM channels and single-channel connectivity configurations are supported.

The latest Brocade FOS7x Compatibility Matrix shows these approvals and extended distance configurations of embedded 16/8G FC solutions. It highlights how the M-Series intelligent DWDM multiplexer can be used to support embedded point-to-point connectivity up to 160km with just the ER transceivers. The M-Series intelligent DWDM multiplexer supports even longer distances in repeater mode without the need for transponders.

Brocade’s customers can also use our 16G transceiver solutions in the latest 32G (GEN6) FC switches with the Smartoptics transceiver solutions approved in models G620, SX6, and FC32-48. The same distance support using embedded 16G transceivers and M-Series is available as per the 16G switches. Note that these transceivers require Brocade’s FOS 8.0.2 or higher to function.

Smartoptics continues to provide simple and cost-effective solutions for corporate DCI for Fibre Channel applications.

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