The Brocade 6505 is a Gen 5 (16 Gb/s) FC switch, sold and supported by Dell EMC. It combines flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality in an entry-level switch that provides exceptional price/performance value. Designed to enable maximum flexibility and reliability, the Brocade 6505 is configurable in 12 or 24 ports and supports 2, 4, 8, or 16 Gb/s FC speeds in an efficiently designed 1U package. With a simplified deployment process and a point-and-click user interface, the Brocade 6505 is both powerful and easy to use. Moreover, the Brocade 6505 offers low-cost access to industry-leading Gen 5 FC technology while providing “pay-as-you-grow” scalability to meet the needs of an evolving storage environment.
The Brocade 6505 provides access to Brocade Fabric Vision technology, an optional software feature that simplifies monitoring, maximizes network availability, and dramatically reduces operational costs. Featuring innovative monitoring, management, and diagnostic capabilities, Fabric Vision technology enables administrators to avoid problems before they affect operations, helping them meet service-level agreements (SLAs).