Brocade VDXTM 6740 Top-of-Rack Switch Performance and Power Test

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By Lippis Enterprises

For this Lippis/Ixia evaluation at iSimCity, Brocade submitted the VDX™ 6740, which is Brocade’s flagship Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch that’s built with Brocade’s Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS™) technology, an Ethernet fabric innovation that addresses the unique requirements of highly virtualized, cloud data center environments. The line-rate, low latency VDX™ 6740 fixed configuration switch is available in two models: the VDX™ 6740 with up to 64 1/10 GbE SFP+ ports, and the VDX™ 6740T with 48 1/10 GBASE-T ports and four 40 GbE SFP+ ports. The VDX™ 6740 series switches are based on a single custom ASIC fabric switching technology and runs the feature-rich Brocade Network Operating System 4.1.0 (NOS) with VCS Fabric technology.

2 Debates over Brocade VDXTM 6740 Top-of-Rack Switch Performance and Power Test

  1. jamesyoung55 said:

    What was the 10G BASE T performance like?

  2. Nick Lippis said:

    Hi James,

    The switch’s forwarding performance and power consumption is well documented in the report. We did not test different media types.

    All the best,

    Nick