Brocade solutions enable organizations to better connect, consolidate, and manage their IT resources, and server connectivity is a critical element for the delivery of high-performance, simplified, end-to-end data centre management. The Brocade 825 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adaptor (HBA) represents a new class of server connectivity product that is interoperable with the vast majority of the world's Storage Area Network (SAN) switch ports and that can leverage Brocade Advanced Fabric Services functionality. As a result, this HBA provide high-performance, reliable, enterprise-class server connectivity. Utilizes an N_Port Trunking capability to create a single logical 16 Gbit/sec highspeed link delivering 1 million IOPS and 3200 MB/sec throughput. Prioritizes traffic and minimizes network congestion with target rate limiting, frame-based prioritization, and 32 Virtual Channels per port with Guaranteed QoS. Enhances security with Fibre Channel-Security Protocol (FC-SP) for device authentication and hardware-based AES-GCM; ready for in-flight data encryption.
- Maximizes bus throughput with a Fibre Channel to PCIe 2.0a Gen2 (x8) bus interface with intelligent lane negotiation
- Maximizes I/O transfer rates with up to 500,000 IOPS per port at 8 Gbit/sec and 1600 MB/sec throughput in full-duplex mode
- Supports virtualized environments with N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for 255 virtual ports
- Uniquely enables end-to-end (server-to-storage) management in Brocade DCF environments