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Brocade has released the first product in its new data center platform aimed at extending the company's reach beyond the traditional SAN (storage area network) market. Back in October, Brocade announced it was working on a loosely, and we mean that in the loosest sense of the word, defined new hardware architecture called DFC …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That'll be "data CENTRE" then!

    Bloody Americans.

  2. kain preacher

    That'll be "data CENTER" then!

    Damn brit. its our product our language, our spelling.

  3. Dennis

    Data Center.. a product?

    becuase it's not.

    If it is then you're welcome to patent/trademark/whatever it.


  4. Austin Modine (Written by Reg staff)
    Gates Halo

    Can't we all just get along?

    In an effort to promote international peace and understanding, El Reg will henceforth compromise by calling it a data centere.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture


    But Austin, that makes it sound french

    and nobody wants that

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Port Count

    Just to be clear here, each DCX will have a maximum of 384 ports available for ISL or device connection - so if you connect the two chassis with the ICL cables then you have 768 ports available. Let’s keep it accurate here and leave the marketingese to the press releases - I would have expected better than a repeat of the marketing blurb from you guys :-)

  7. Dr. Mouse

    @kain preacher

    Re: "Damn brit. its our product our language, our spelling."

    Actualy I think you'll find that you CLAIM to speak English.

    Therefore isn't it OUR language, therefore should be OUR spelling?

    Damn Yanks should learn to spell, and speak, correctly, like a propper Englishman. Learn the true dialect. Broad Yorkshire :D

  8. Richard Laval

    DCX! Where have I heard that before?

    Speaking of trademarks, doesn't who ever bought the remains of CASE Communications many years ago own the trademark "DCX"?

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