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Nov 20 2013   1:34PM GMT

Brocade Announces ICX 7750

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So Brocade has come to the table again with yet another high powered switch! Brocade has launched the first purpose built switch for scale out campus aggregation.

Specs from the Brocade web site below:

Highlights of the Brocade ICX 7750:

  • Agility and Performance
    • Delivers unprecedented port density and scalability for a 10/40 GbE fixed-port stackable switch (available second half 2014)
      • 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
      • Up to 46 billion packets per second of aggregate forwarding capacity
      • SDN-ready with true Hybrid Port mode support for OpenFlow 1.3
  • Value
    • Scale-out economics: progressively add switching capability at the core/aggregation layer when needed
    • Optical stacking links for distributed aggregation/core layer across the campus, delivering switching capacity where needed
    • Total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages of a fixed-port solution
    • Brocade Assurance Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Automation and Resiliency

    • Chassis-level resiliency, high availability and manageability

      • Single point of management

      • A Quad Core processor allowing for In-Service Software Updates (ISSU) within a single unit, as well as hitless failover

      • Built-in resiliency, including a separate control and data stacking links for greater system reliability

      • Hot-swap alert latch to help ensure data integrity when removing or inserting the high-performance 6×40 GbE module while the switch is operating

      • Enterprise-grade advanced features such as Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Extended (VRRPe), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), robust IPV4/IPV6 support, Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT), and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

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