The Sky is Falling on Brocade DCX Prices
If you’re in the market for a Brocade DCX or a DCX blade upgrade you couldn’t have picked a better time. With Brocade selling the heck out of the new 16 Gbps capable Gen 5 DCX 8510 backbone director, older Brocade DCX directors have hit the market en masse and have caused DCX chassis and blade prices to plummet.
DCX chassis which sold at over $35,000 at the retail level before the summer have dropped below $20,000 today.
Thirty-two port FC8-32 blades have dropped from $7000 in the spring to $5000 today. And, forty-eight port FC8-48 blades have dropped 38% from $12,000 to $7,500.
So if you’re thinking of upgrading, now may be the perfect time to take advantage of the recent market pull back.