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 mobile 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, programmability, and operational simplicity.
The Brocade® MLX® Series of high-performance routers, which includes Brocade MLXe Core Routers, is designed to meet these requirements and many others. 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 high-performance Layer 2/3, IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), wire-speed encryption, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). As a result, these routers address the diverse needs in environments that include the data centers of service provider, enterprise, and public sector organizations; service provider transit and Internet Exchange Points (IXPs); research and education networks; enterprise and public sector campuses; and mobile 4G/LTE service providers.
Scalable multiservice IP/MPLS, SDN-enabled routers in 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot chassis options
Fully distributed, non-blocking, and programmable architecture with up to 15.36 Tbps fabric capacity for maximum performance and investment protection
64 100 GbE, 128 40 GbE, 768 10 GbE, and 1,536 1 GbE ports in a single router
Wire-speed forwarding performance for all software features, including Ethernet, VLAN, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, VPLS, IPsec, MACsec, and OpenFlow capabilities
High-availability design with redundant management modules, switch fabrics, power supplies, and fans; hitless failover; hitless software upgrades; and non-stop routing
Delivers integrated hardware support for OpenFlow 1.3 in the industry’s only true hybrid port mode, enabling SDN to seamlessly interwork with existing network forwarding
Ideal for applications in data center core and interconnects, Wide Area Networks (WANs), and campus cores