Brocade launches high-density 10/40 GbE Network Switch

Brocade ICX 7750Campus networking solutions vendor Brocade has unveiled its ICX 7750 fixed-port, high density 10/40 GbE switch.

Brocade says the switch enables scale-out of campus aggregation networks, in theory helping organisations reduce TCO, add network capacity and adjust to evolving workloads.

Sufian Dweik, regional director, MEMA at Brocade Communications says, “The Middle East is experiencing a growing trend of ‘mobile workers’ along with other trends like cloud computing and big data, placing a great amount of stress on traditional networks. Unfortunately, these overly complex, rigid, legacy campus networks are unable to support modern requirements for fast application deployment, secure and instant information access and multi-device mobility.

“The impact of this is being felt most by research, education and government agencies and many of them need to consider refreshing their infrastructure in order to build resilient, flatter and agile networks that is crucial to business productivity.”

Featuring Brocade’s HyperEdge Architecture, the ICX 7750 switch can progressively add switching capability at the core/aggregation layer when needed, Brocade says.

It features optical stacking links for distributed aggregation/core layer across the campus, delivering switching capacity.

The switch features Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Extended (VRRPe), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), robust IPV4/IPV6 support, Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT), and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF). It is SDN-ready with true Hybrid Port mode support for OpenFlow 1.3.

Brocade says the switch delivers up to 3,000 1/10 GbE ports, or 800 40 GbE ports in a single logical device, up to 82 terabits per second of aggregate switching capacity and up to 46 billion packets per second of aggregate forwarding capacity.

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