Brocade VDX 6740 Switch The Brocade VDX 6740 (Figure 1) offers 48 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) SFP+ ports and four 40 GbE QSFP+ ports. Each 40 GbE port can be broken out into four independent 10 GbE SFP+ ports, providing an additional 16 10 GbE SFP+ ports. In addition, the switch features low power consumption, consuming 1 watt per 10 GbE port. Brocade VDX 6740T Switch The Brocade VDX 6740T (Figure 2) offers 48 10GBASE-T ports and four 40 GbE QSFP+ ports. Each 40 GbE port can be broken out into four independent 10 GbE SFP+ ports, providing an additional 16 10 GbE SFP+ ports. The switch also features low power consumption, consuming less than 5 watts per 10 GbE port. Brocade VDX 6740T-1G Switch The Brocade VDX 6740T-1G (Figure 3) offers 48 1000BASE-T ports and two 40 GbE QSFP+ ports. Each 40 GbE port can be broken out into four independent 10 GbE SFP+ ports, providing an additional eight 10 GbE SFP+ ports for uplink. All 48 1000BASE-T ports can be upgraded to 48 10GBASE-T ports via the Capacity on Demand (CoD) software license. Two 40 GbE ports are enabled as part of the base license. The additional two 40 GbE ports can be upgraded via the Ports on Demand (PoD) software license. The Brocade VDX 6740, 6740T, and 6740T-1G are all Ethernet fabric Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches that support a demanding data center environment. The Brocade VDX 6740 series of switches provides the advanced feature set that data centers require while delivering the high performance and low latency virtualized environments demand. Together with Brocade data center fabrics, these switches transform data center networks to support the New IP by enabling cloud-based architectures that deliver new levels of scale, agility, and operational efficiency. These highly automated, software-driven, and programmable data center fabric design solutions support a breadth of network virtualization options and scale for data center environments ranging from tens to thousands of servers. Moreover, they make it easy for organizations to architect, automate, and integrate current and future data center technologies while they transition to a cloud model that addresses their needs, on their own timetable and on their terms.