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What is the recommended model for mid-range storage array?

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It's been a while since last time I used Brocade SAN swithc. Can anybody please recommended a Brocade model for NetApp cluster filers? We have 6 nodes cluster and they are FAS 8080.

 

Also, what is the version of recent OS?

 

Looking forward to hear you!

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Re: What is the recommended model for mid-range storage array?

Mid-range would likely be a G610 or G620. This would future-proof your data needs for quite a while.

 

http://www.brocade.com/en/products-services/storage-networking/fibre-channel/g620-switch.html

 

http://www.brocade.com/en/backend-content/pdf-page.html?/content/dam/common/documents/content-types/datasheet/brocade-g620-switch-ds.pdf

 

If you want to save some money, and still get 16G speeds, you can go with one of the 65xx switch family:

 

http://www.brocade.com/en/products-services/storage-networking/fibre-channel/6510-switch.html

 

Both will run FOS 8.0.x, or 8.1.x. The next release coming out this fall is 8.2.x

 

I don't know anything about the latest NetApp, but they may be limited to 16Gb speeds. The 65xx switch in pairs for redundancy will surely give you all the BW you need.

 

 

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