The Brocade FastIron Edge X Series switches are high-performance data center-class switches that provide Gigabit copper and fiber-optic connectivity and 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. Advanced Layer 3 routing capabilities and full IPv6 support are designed for the most demanding environments.
High Performance, Intelligent Switches Delivering 10 GbE Edge to Core
Organizations continue to strive to be competitively superior and demand network infrastructures be resilient, secure, and do more with less. As requirements to protect, optimize, and grow the enterprise have extended from basic connectivity to a much high level of intelligent service-based infrastructures, the network has evolved to provide an even greater value to the organizations. The Brocade FastIron Edge Switch X Series provides greater flexibility, higher reliability, enhanced security, and extensive redundancy for better operational efficiency and faster response to business opportunities today and into the future.
FastIron Edge X Series offers a diverse range of switches that meet Layer 2/Layer 3 edge, aggregation, or small-network backbone-connectivity requirements with intelligent network services, including superior quality of service (QoS), predictable performance, advanced security, comprehensive management, and integrated resiliency. It is the ideal networking platform to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Additionally, the FastIron Edge X Series features the benefits of a "pay-as-you-grow" architecture and price-performance value for fixed Ethernet solutions with the addition of a removable, replaceable, load-sharing power supply and 10GbE modules in a 1.5 Rack Unit (RU) form factor. The FastIron Edge X Series can be initially installed using "Small Form Pluggable" (SFP) Gigabit Ethernet modules, then field-upgraded with one or two "10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable" (XFP) modules, extending the usability of the product.
To meet existing and emerging network requirements, the FastIron Edge X Series supports advanced Layer 2 features, such as BPDU Guard, Root Guard, and Metro Ring Protocol; Base Layer 3 routing capabilities; complete quality of service (QoS) controls, including prioritization and rate limiting; and Brocade IronShield™ for denial of service (DoS) protection. The FastIron Edge X Series is also software upgradeable to full Layer 3, supporting the advanced routing protocol BGP4. The extensive feature set supports network requirements ranging from basic connectivity to multicast-based streaming audio/video applications for converged services including Voice over IP (VoIP), with the full Layer 3 upgrade.
Increased ROI and decreased TCO through superior functionality, advanced technology, and security in a compact form factor at industry-leading prices
Load-balanced, hot-swappable, and 1+1 power redundancy to ensure network reliability for enterprises and Metro Service Providers
A rich suite of security features including IP source guard, dynamic Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection, and DHCP snooping shields the enterprise from internal and external threats
Combined SP/WRR queuing and cell-based switch fabric ensures low latency and jitter for voice and video traffic
Embedded, hardware-based sFlow™—the industry standard for network traffic monitoring—enables network-wide accounting, utilization reporting, capacity planning, intrusion detection, and more
Advanced IronWare™ Layer 2 Ethernet switching with a robust suite of security capabilities
Flexibility option to upgrade the software to full Layer 3, including support for IP routing protocols such as RIPv1/v2, OSPF, BGP, and support for multicast routing
IronShield™ 360 intrusion protection delivers dynamic and real-time protection from network and host-based attacks
FastIron Edge X 624 and FastIron Edge X 648 IPv6-capable switches future proof the network for IPv6 application migration