Brocade Approved Transceivers

SMARTOPTICS BROCADE ALLIANCE

Complete end-to-end solutions for FC SAN connectivity layer 1 tested by Brocade.

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Smartoptics solutions uniquely approved by Brocade

Smartoptics is the only vendor whose complete end-to-end solutions are layer 1 tested by Brocade. Not just transceivers or multiplexers, but systems that allow intelligent long-distance connectivity based on embedded WDM principles without the need for stand-alone DWDM platforms. With Smartoptics’ embedded solutions, Brocade users with mission-critical workloads such as banks, retailers and government agencies can connect as many SAN & WAN Internet switch links (ISLs) as required, regardless of speed, over a dark fiber network.

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smartoptics DCP-M40 family

Embedded open solutions for smart optical connectivity

Our 32G Fibre Channel transceivers are embeddable in Brocade Gen 7 products, making them easy to install. The Smartoptics DCP-M40 family of active open line systems, also certified for Gen 7, solves all the multiplexing challenges you may encounter when upgrading your optics. It comes with automated, tunable dispersion compensation and advanced amplification.

Next-gen active open line systems like the DCP-M40 are just as easy to install and configure as passive systems. Active open line systems have also become easier to manage with powerful automation features, while providing more advanced security features than passive solutions such as full optical monitoring.

Our solutions fit like hand in glove with the mission-critical SAN workloads where organizations use Fibre Channel to ensure compliance, zero downtime and full data integrity.

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Why smartoptics?

Four reasons to choose Smartoptics for your Brocade DCI

Certified

Uniquely certified optical solutions

Low latency

The lowest latency and smallest footprint

Easy

Streamlined troubleshooting out-of-the box

Full support

Support for FC and Ethernet in the same solution

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THE BROCADE FABRIC OS COMPATIBILITY MATRIX

Smartoptics solutions verified for use with Brocade

Smartoptics’ end-to-end solutions are uniquely layer 1 tested by Brocade for Gen 7. This includes a selection of our 16G and 32G FC transceivers, multiplexers, and active open line systems for intelligent long-distance connectivity based on embedded DWDM principles.

See exactly which of our products can be used with specific Brocade models in an extract of brocade’s Fabric OS compatibility matrix.

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Solution Brief

Get the guide to Brocade approved 16G and 32G FC DCI Solutions

Smartoptics offers uniquely approved solutions for all types of 16G and 32G FC connectivity, whether using embedded transceivers or transponder-based DWDM networking. Read the solution brief for insights into different use cases and a summary of the options available to cover distances up to and beyond 80 km with data rates of 16G and 32G FC.

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Get the guide to Brocade approved 16G and 32G FC DCI Solutions

Read the solution brief for insights into different use cases and a summary of the options available to cover distances up to and beyond 80 km

flexible and cost efficiency

Maximize your ROI with one solution for FC and Ethernet

Why go through the trouble of deploying, managing and maintaining separate systems for Fibre Channel and Ethernet when it’s no longer necessary?

The same line system you use for Fibre Channel connectivity can also support 100G and 400G Ethernet. You just need to use low-cost 100G and 400ZR-enabled transceivers with the open line system for the Ethernet side. This way, you can minimize your network footprint and shorten learning curves for your team. Overall, this will make your network simpler, more flexible and open up increased cost efficiency.

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Get the Brocade Gen 7 guide

Download the guide to get everything you need to know to upgrade and set up your DCI for optimum performance with Gen 7

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Ensuring high-performance DCI for mission-critical SANs with Brocade Gen 7

There are many benefits of Brocade’s latest generation of FC switches, but you shouldn’t neglect your DCI. This guide will provide a clear and simple overview of everything you need to ensure your DWDM optics will work optimally with Brocade Gen 7, including:

  • Transceiver considerations, such as 32G FC and secure optics compatibility
  • Multiplexing challenges that arise with 32G FC and how to address these
  • Why and how a passive solution can be replaced with an active open line system
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Next generation DWDM solutions simple enough to own

Previously, many organizations with mission-critical workloads like banks, retailers and government agencies turned to managed service providers to manage their complex DWDM setups. This made sense so that more IT focus could be dedicated to networking within data centers and value-added activities. But now the latest open line systems come with many powerful automation features, simple setup and minimal maintenance requirements. This makes owning your own infrastructure significantly easier than it may have seemed in the past.

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Full support for Broadcom OEM partners

Were you aware that irrespective of whether you buy Brocade SAN switches directly from Broadcom or through OEMs such as Dell, Fujitsu, IBM or HP Enterprise, they are essentially the same switches? This means you can rely on the same advantages when using Smartoptics to interconnect them. Numerous top-tier distributors worldwide offer both Brocade SAN switches and Smartoptics embedded transceivers and open line systems.

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Related products

Smartoptics is unique in that our complete end-to-end solutions are layer 1 tested by Brocade. Our 32G FC transceivers are embeddable in Brocade Gen 7 products, making them easy to install. The Smartoptics DCP-M40 family of active open line systems, also certified for Gen 7, solves all the multiplexing challenges you may encounter when upgrading your optics.