Brocade Ethernet Switches Review

Stable, straightforward to set up, and suitable for LAN and SAN purposes


What is our primary use case?

We use Brocade switches for our LAN and for our SAN.

What needs improvement?

These switches are no longer supported.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Brocade Ethernet Switches for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was okay.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

At the time we choose Brocade, we had evaluated switches by Cisco and Extreme Networks as well. We felt that Brocade was the best at that time.

What other advice do I have?

The VDX line of Brocade switches has been acquired by Extreme Networks and the ICX line has moved to another vendor.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

VDX, ICX
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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