Networks today are straining to support unprecedented levels of traffic due to high-bandwidth demands for on-demand personalized content. Leading-edge services such as high-definition video streaming, mobile broadband, and cloud services have significantly altered network traffic behavior. Instead of localized flows with occasional bursts, traffic flows are more collaborative over geographical distances and last longer. These new traffic patterns not only consume enormous amounts of network capacity, but they also add a greater degree of complexity to network operations. Additionally, as many organizations look to transform their businesses and networks to offer IT services via the cloud, the need for networks to be cloud-optimized and cloud-ready is pressing. As a result, today’s network planners are seeking solutions that provide the right mix of scalability, performance, and operational simplicity. High-density 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) can meet rising commodity traffic demands while helping organizations maximize revenue and reduce costs.
Brocade delivers 100 GbE on its flagship routing platform: the Brocade® MLX® Series. The Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE module provides industry-leading performance and scalability, enabling networks under extreme pressure—such as next-generation service provider networks, virtualized data centers, High-Performance Computing (HPC) networks, and large distributed enterprises—to support increasing application traffic. Each 100 GbE module delivers 400 Gbps of throughput per module without compromising the performance of features such as Layer 2, IPv4, IPv6, and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS). This high-capacity module uses less infrastructure to deliver services to these networks, vastly improving operational efficiency and helping to reduce costs. In addition, the Brocade MLX 2-port 100 GbE module with Ports on Demand (PoD) capability is designed to meet current and future business challenges, providing flexibility to protect existing investments, while enabling organizations to migrate and evolve their networks with unmatched simplicity.
Comprehensive IPv4/IPv6 and Layer 2 support:
Comprehensive OAM support:
Scalable Carrier Ethernet:
Advanced visibility, statistics: