Brocade starts marketing push: 100 GbE in 2010

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Enterprise Storage Forum reported late last week that Brocade has started beating the 100 GbE drum

Brocade has not yet officially announced its 100 GbE module availability, but Nadeem Zahid, senior product marketing manager for the storage switch market leader, told this week that he is optimistic it will be available in 2010.

“Our strategy is not to require a forklift upgrade whenever new technology comes — we try to leverage existing technology as much as we can,” Zahid said. “Having said that, the 100 gig capability is built into the Netiron XMR and MLX today. The backplanes are fully capable of handling that. It’s a matter of certain minor upgrades that will be needed like for example switch fabrics to be able to handle the additional capacity.”