Data Center Cabling Solutions

Cabling Your Brocade Switches

Cable your Brocade switches for maximum performance

Brocade provides comprehensive network solutions designed to transition data centers to a virtualized environment. However, an inadequate cabling solution can mean serious implications in terms of system compatibility, performance and ROI.

CABLExpress high-performance fiber optic cabling solutions will make sure you’re not sacrificing any of these.

Brocade Cabling Solution Guide 

Brocade and CABLExpress

A combination to ensure top performance and long-term ROI

CABLExpress® manufactures infrastructure cabling products that allow customers to future-proof their data center – so when the technology changes, your cabling infrastructure doesn’t have to.

With the Skinny-Trunk® Solution, you’ll be prepared for next-gen hardware, and the performance demands that come with it. Designed to cable up high-density switches, such as the 48000 and DCX Series, the Skinny-Trunk Solution is perfect for Brocade hardware users concerned with maintaining a fully synergized data center.



Brocade switches provide high-performance connectivity, but you need proper cabling to effectively take advantage of it. With poor cabling, high-performance, high-density switches won’t perform to their full potential and even fail to transmit data.

The CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution provides the muscle you need, without sacrificing manageability or crucial space in the data center. Designed to meet or exceed industry cabling standards and dB loss budgets, you can have confidence that your cabling infrastructure is allowing your Brocade switches to perform to their fullest capabilities.

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Return on Investment

Implementing the Skinny-Trunk Solution in your data center now will yield a high return on investment because you won’t need to replace your cabling infrastructure for future hardware upgrades. The Skinny-Trunk Solution will help you migrate to next-generation speeds, without any of the layer one issues that typically happen during hardware upgrades.

The CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk Solution delivers on performance, design, repeatability and manageability. Call us to find out how the Skinny-Trunk Solution will make your Brocade switches perform the way they’re meant to.

Skinny-Trunk 64-Port Module for Brocade FC16-64 Port Blade

Our 64-port module is specifically designed to replicate the Brocade FC16-64 port blade using QSFP ports where an MTP® connector supports four channels. It supports 64 LC 16G ports per card.

Skinny-Trunk 64-Port Module for Brocade FC16-64 Port Blade Spec Sheet