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Network Switches


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Industry-leading Brocade switches are the foundation for high-performance connectivity in storage, IP, and ethernet fabric network environments. These highly reliable, scalable, and available switches are designed for a wide range of environments — enabling a low TCO and fast ROI.

Brocade Ethernet Switches

The Brocade VDX 6740 and 6740T are Ethernet fabric Top of Rack (ToR) switches featuring 10 GbE ports with 40 GbE uplinks. The Brocade VDX 6740T-1G Switch offers dual-speed functionality, and can be deployed with 1000BASE-T for existing 1 GbE server connectivity and upgraded via software to 10GBASE-T for future bandwidth growth. Together with Brocade VCS Fabric technology, these switches deliver the high performance and low latency needed to support demanding virtualized data center environments.

The Brocade VDX 6940 delivers the industry’s highest port density in a fixed form factor, making it the most efficient leaf and spine switch. Ideal for building Ethernet fabrics in demanding environments, the Brocade VDX 6940 is available as a 40 GbE optimized switch in a 1U form factor or a 10 GbE optimized switch with up to 100 GbE uplinks in a 2U form factor. With Brocade VCS Fabric technology, the Brocade VDX 6940 simplifies network design and operations for both cloud and Big Data network fabrics.

The Brocade VDX 8770 Switch is a highly scalable, low-latency, 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) modular switch. Designed to easily scale out Brocade VCS fabrics, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch brings new levels of performance to VCS fabric deployments.

The Brocade ICX 7750 is a 1U fixed form-factor 10/40 GbE switch that delivers a chassis experience for campus LAN aggregation and core layers. It offers unprecedented port density and chassis-level performance, availability, and scalability. This robust switch leverages distributed-chassis technology to enable scale-out networking and supports OpenFlow in true hybrid port mode, providing a path to Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

The Brocade ICX 6650 is a one RU 10/40 GbE Ethernet switch that delivers industry-leading 10/40 GbE density, unmatched price/performance, and seamless scalability. Designed for campus LAN aggregation deployments and demanding data center Top-of-Rack (ToR) environments requiring cost-effective connectivity, the Brocade ICX 6650 offers flexible Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing for non-disruptive pay-as-you-grow scalability and Multi- Chassis Trunking (MCT) for active-active high-availability deployment.

The Brocade ICX 7250 Switch delivers the performance, flexibility, and scalability required for enterprise Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access deployment. It raises the bar with up to 8×10 GbE ports for uplinks or stacking and market-leading stacking density with up to 12 switches (576×1 GbE) per stack. This robust switch combines enterprise-class features, manageability, performance, and reliability with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution.

The Brocade ICX 7450 stackable switch delivers the performance, flexibility, and scalability required for enterprise Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) access deployment. It offers market-leading stacking density with up to 12 switches per stack and combines chassis-level performance and reliability with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and “pay as you grow” scalability of a stackable solution.

Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches deliver enterprise-class stackable switching at an entry-level price. Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these intelligent, scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price. In addition, the Brocade ICX 6430-C and 6450-C offer attractive 12-port, compact, and enterprise-class fanless switch models for deployments outside the wiring closet.

The Brocade ICX 6610 Switch redefines the economics of enterprise networking by providing unprecedented levels of performance, availability, and flexibility in a stackable form factor—delivering the capabilities of a chassis with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a stackable switch.

The Brocade MLX Series brings high availability, scalable forwarding performance with programmatic control to service provider, enterprise, and public sector networks for maximum operational efficiency. With support for dense 100 GbE, 40 GbE, and 10/1 GbE, advanced switching, IPv4/v6 routing, MPLS, OpenFlow 1.3 with Brocade Hybrid Port Mode, IPsec and MACsec, the Brocade MLX meets massive bandwidth demands while providing comprehensive secure Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding with a seamless transition to SDN.

The Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series are purpose-built for cost-effective deployment in Metro Ethernet, data center, and campus networks that require advanced forwarding and support for the full Internet route table. These compact, fixed-form 10 GbE routers provide high-performance, Layer 3 edge routing, advanced Layer 2 switching, MPLS, and OpenFlow 1.3 forwarding. In addition to unmatched route scalability, the Brocade NetIron CER 2000 enables network automation and control via SDN.

The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series of switches provides IP routing, advanced Carrier Ethernet, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities in a compact form factor. These 10 GbE/1 GbE-capable 1U switches offer deep buffers and are ideal for Carrier Ethernet service delivery at the network edge for increased profitability and efficiency. The NetIron CES 2000 also supports SDN via OpenFlow for new levels agility and programmatic control of network infrastructure.

The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch provides a flexible, easy-to-deploy solution to address the challenges service providers face today. Optimized for pure-play Ethernet access within metro areas, the Brocade 6910 supports applications for mobile backhaul, business services, and residential triple-play offerings. In addition, it offers a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and small form-factor solution that extends wire-speed Ethernet services to the network edge without compromising performance.

The Brocade FCX Series offers enterprise-class stackable Layer 2/3 edge switches with 24 or 48 GbE ports and optional 10 GbE uplinks, providing new levels of performance, scalability, and flexibility required for today’s enterprise campus and data center networks.

The Brocade FastIron SX Series of switches delivers industry-leading price/performance value in a campus aggregation and core solution. These powerful switches provide a scalable, secure, low-latency, and fault-tolerant IP services infrastructure for 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) enterprise deployments. Organizations can leverage a high-performance, non-blocking architecture and an end-to-end high-availability design with redundant management modules, fans, load-sharing switch fabrics, and power supplies.

The Brocade FastIron WS Series switches are entry-level enterprise campus switches that provide cost-effective connectivity, PoE for VoIP, and a rich feature set for optimizing the network all the way to the edge.

The Brocade TurboIron 24X switch is a compact, high-performance, high-availability, and high-density 10/1 GbE dual-speed solution that meets mission-critical data center top-of-Rack and High-Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC) requirements. An ultra-low-latency, cut-through, non-blocking architecture and low power consumption help provide a cost-effective solution for server or compute-node connectivity.

The Brocade 8470 Switch Module for IBM BladeCenter is a highly integrated solution that supports connectivity to IP LANs and Fibre Channel SANs. It includes Dynamic Ports on Demand (DPoD) capabilities to enable scalability from 16 to 30 ports. This feature also supports the 16-port entry module in IP LAN, Fibre Channel SAN, or mixed environments. The Brocade 8470 is the only BladeCenter converged solution with native 8 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, and it supports native connectivity to third-party SANs.

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Brocade SDN Models

The Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches deliver enterprise-class stackable switching at an entry-level price. Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these intelligent, scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price. In addition, the Brocade ICX 6430-C and 6450-C offer attractive 12-port, compact, and enterprise-class fanless switch models for deployments outside the wiring closet.

The Brocade ICX 6610 Switch redefines the economics of enterprise networking by providing unprecedented levels of performance, availability, and flexibility in a stackable form factor—delivering the capabilities of a chassis with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a stackable switch.

The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series of switches provides IP routing, advanced Carrier Ethernet, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities in a compact form factor. These 10 GbE/1 GbE-capable 1U switches offer deep buffers and are ideal for Carrier Ethernet service delivery at the network edge for increased profitability and efficiency. The NetIron CES 2000 also supports SDN via OpenFlow for new levels agility and programmatic control of network infrastructure.

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Brocade Fibre Channel Series

The Brocade 6505 is a 24-port, entry-level switch that provides exceptional price/16 Gbps performance value, combining flexibility, simplicity, and enterprise-class functionality. Delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology, the Brocade 6505 switch is the industry’s easiest SAN switch to install, manage, and support.

The Brocade 6510 is a 48-port, high-performance, enterprise-class switch that meets the demands of highly virtualized and private cloud storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology. The Brocade 6510 Switch provides maximum flexibility, simplicity, and reliability in an efficiently designed 1U package.

The Brocade 6520 is a 96-port, high-density switch for large enterprise data centers to support data center consolidation, growing workloads, and highly virtualized, private cloud storage environments. Delivering market-leading Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology and unmatched port density, the Brocade 6520 Switch provides industry-leading scalability, reliability, and 16 Gbps performance in a flexible, easy-to-deploy enterprise-class switch.

The Brocade 7800 Extension Switch combines best-in-class Fibre Channel, FICON, and FCIP performance, “pay-as-you-grow” scalability, and flexible deployment options for remote replication, backup, and migration. Up to sixteen 8 Gbps Fibre Channel ports and six 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports provide scalable bandwidth, port density, and throughput, extending and optimizing Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric connectivity over distance to support business continuity and disaster recovery applications.

The Brocade 7840 Extension Switch is a purpose-built extension solution that moves more data over distance faster while minimizing the impact of disruptions. Designed for high-speed, secure transport of data between data centers, it addresses the most demanding disaster recovery requirements. With Gen 5 Fibre Channel, IP extension capability, and Brocade Fabric Vision technology, this switch delivers unprecedented performance, strong security, continuous availability, and simplified management.

The Brocade 300 is a 24-port switch that provides an affordable, flexible foundation for entry-level SANs, and an edge switch for core-to-edge SAN environments. It delivers 8 Gbps performance in an energy-efficient, optimized 1U form factor to support the most demanding server and virtual server deployments.

Brocade Blade Server SAN I/O modules deliver field-proven Brocade technology, extending the benefits of storage networking connectivity to blade server environments in the most cost-effective manner.

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Cisco switching solutions deliver strategic advantage to networks of any size and in any industry. Technology advancements across the entire Cisco switching portfolio boost user productivity, drive operational excellence, and heighten the business value of the network and connected resources. Extensible hardware platforms and intelligent switching services deliver on the full promise of Borderless Networks securely, reliably, and seamlessly.

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Dell

Connecting PCs, peripherals and end-users in small offices and LAN workgroups with simple 10/100Base-T or GbE networking.

Meeting the demands of today’s virtualized networks with resilient, high-density, full-featured switches for large and small businesses

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Extreme Networks

Innovation Requires Intelligent Networks

High performance along with scalability, intelligence, simplicity, and security. Enabled by innovative technology, powered by your business demands.

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Juniper Networks

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HP Hewlett Packard

Switch solutions for agile networks

HP FlexNetwork architecture brings consistent and open standards–based networking to enterprise networks in the data center, campus and branches. HP networking switches offer high performance, scalability, and a wide range of features for core to edge connectivity that dramatically reduces network complexity and lowers cost of ownership.

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