The way organizations communicate and conduct business has changed dramatically in the past decade. Services such as high-definition video streaming, cloud services, and anytime/anywhere connectivity not only consume an enormous amount of network capacity, but also create a greater degree of complexity for network operations. As a result, today’s network planners are seeking solutions that provide the right mix of scalability, performance, operational simplicity, and cost-effectiveness
The Brocade® MLX® Series of highperformance routers, which includes existing Brocade MLX Routers and new Brocade MLXe Core Routers, is designed to meet these requirements and many others. The Brocade MLXe routers provide several enhancements to the product family, including rear exhaust for all chassis, timing capabilities for future applications, and higher slot capacity. They also support existing Brocade NetIron® XMR management and line modules, providing additional scaling capabilities.
Built with a state-of-the-art, sixth-generation, network processor-based architecture and terabit-scale switch fabrics, the Brocade MLX Series provides a rich set of highperformance IPv4, IPv6, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) capabilities as well as advanced Layer 2 switching capabilities. As a result, these routers address the diverse needs in environments that include service provider backbones, Metro Ethernet networks, transit/wholesale networks, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), data centers, and distributed enterprises.
Scalable multiservice IP/MPLS Carrier Ethernet routers in 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot options
Fully distributed, non-blocking architecture with up to 15.36 Tbps fabric capacity
1536 1 GbE, 768 10 GbE, and 32 100 GbE ports in a single router
Wire-speed IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS forwarding performance with 1 million FIB entries
High-availability design with redundant management modules, switch fabrics, power supplies, and fans; hitless failover; hitless software upgrades; and non-stop routing
Integrated support for OpenFlow, enabling Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for programmatic control of the network
Ideal for advanced applications in service provider backbones, MANs, CSPs, data centers, and distributed enterprises