Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blade Module

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FS8-18 Encryption Blade

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Manufacturer: Brocade
Part #: FS8-18 Encryption Blade
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Warranty: 90 Days

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Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blade Module

The Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blade Module is a 16-port 8 Gbps blade for the Brocade DCX Backbone family that provides up to 96 Gbps of disk encryption processing power and up to 48 Gbps of compression processing power for tapes, and is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated. A high-speed, highly reliable hardware device, the Brocade FS8-18 delivers fabric-based encryption services that allow organizations to secure their data to meet regulatory and internal compliance requirements.

Additional highlights include:

  • High-performance, scalable fabric-based encryption and compression to enforce data confidentiality and privacy requirements
  • Unparalleled encryption processing at up to 96 Gbps using industry standard AES-256 encryption algorithms
  • Choice of integration with industry-leading key management solutions, reducing operational costs and simplifying management
  • A single, centralized security platform for both disk and tape SAN environments supporting heterogeneous enterprise data centers
  • Frame Redirection technology that enables easy, non-intrusive deployment of fabric-based security services
  • Plug-in encryption and compression services available to all host servers, including virtual machines, attached to data center fabrics
  • Scalable performance with on-demand encryption and compression processing power to meet regulatory mandates for securing data

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System Architecture
Fibre Channel ports 16 ports, universal (F/FL/E/EX/M)
Ethernet ports Two redundant 1000BaseT Ethernet ports for clustering
and I/O synchronization during rekeying operation
Smart cards Master key recovery, quorum authorization, and system recovery operations
Compression for tape Hardware-based data compression prior to encryption
Compatibility IEEE 1619 standard-based mode (disk and tape)
DataFort-compatible mode (disk and tape)
Data rekeying Online or offline conversion of data from cleartext to ciphertext; manual or automated rekeying sessions
Crypto scalability Up to 256 target devices and initiators per encryption engine
Crypto engine Maximum 96 Gbps hardware processing for disk*
Maximum 48 Gbps hardware processing for tape with compression*
Fibre Channel performance 1.063 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 2.125 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 4.25 Gbps line speed, full duplex; 8.5 Gbps line speed, full duplex; auto-sensing of 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps port speeds; optionally programmable to fixed port speed; speed matching between 1, 2, 4, and 8 Gbps ports
System scalability Up to four Brocade FS8-18 blades per Brocade DCX Backbone family chassis
ISL Trunking Frame-based trunking with up to eight 8 Gbps ports per ISL trunk; up to 64 Gbps throughput per ISL trunk
Maximum frame size 2112-byte payload for Fibre Channel
Classes of service Class 2 (unencrypted traffic), Class 3, (encrypted and unencrypted), and Class F (inter-switch frames)
Data traffic types Fabric switches supporting unicast, multicast (255 groups), and broadcast
Media types 8 Gbps: Utilizes Brocade hot-pluggable SFP+, LC connector; Short-Wavelength Laser (SWL); distance depends on fiber-optic cable and port speed
Fabric services Simple Name Server (SNS), Registered State Change Notification (RSCN), NTP v3, Reliable Commit Service (RCS), Dynamic Path Selection (DPS), Brocade Advanced Zoning (default zoning, port/WWN zoning, broadcast zoning), N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), FDMI, Management Server, FSPF, Enhanced Group Management, IPFC, Frame Redirection, Port Fencing, BB credit recovery
Optional fabric services: Fabric Watch, Extended Fabrics, ISL Trunking, Advanced Performance Monitoring, Adaptive Networking (per-data flow QoS, Ingress Rate Limiting, Traffic Isolation, Fabric Dynamics Profiling), and Integrated Routing)
FIPS certification FIPS 140-2 Level-3 Validated Cryptographic Module
Administrator roles Administrator, fabric administrator, security administrator, recovery officer
Key management NetApp Lifetime Key Manager (LKM) 4.0 or later; SafeNet KeySecure k460; RSA Key Manager (RKM) Appliance 2.6/2.7; HP Secure Key Manager (SKM) 1.1/Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) 2.1; Thales Encryption Manager for Storage (TEMS) 2.0.3; IBM Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) 2.0
Size Width: 3.60 cm (1.41 in)
Height: 41.11 cm (16.19 in)
Depth: 27.98 cm (11.02 in)
Occupies one slot in a Brocade DCX Backbone chassis
System weight 5.5 kg (12.0 lbs) without SFPs
Temperature Operating: 0 to 40° C (32 to 104° F)
Non-operating: -25 to 70° C (-13 to 158° F)
Altitude Operating: Up to 3000 meters (9842 feet)
Storage: Up to 12 kilometers (39,370 feet)
Shock Operating: 20 g, 6 ms half-sine
Non-operating: half sine, 33 g 11 ms, 3/eg Axis
AC input range 40 to 50 VAC
Maximum power 235 watts
Base crypto model Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blade: 16 Fibre Channel ports, 48 Gbps* maximum encryption processing
Crypto engine performance upgrade 96 Gbps* maximum disk encryption processing upgrade for all Brocade FS8-18 Encryption Blades in a Brocade DCX Backbone family chassis

* Actual encryption performance levels vary based upon user configuration and environment.


All Spectra
provided Brocade Switches are put through a rigorous refurbishment, reconditioning and testing process.
We guarantee our products to be:

  • Original equipment manufactured and serial numbered numbered by Brocade
  • Configured to exact user specifications
  • Fully refurbished to manufacturers standards of new [ETN]
  • All hard drives are 72 hour burn in/Load Tested
  • Complete with manufacturers ship group
  • Provided with 90 day warranty
  • Shipped in a timely manner

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