As organizations strive for a competitive advantage, their network infrastructures must be resilient, secure, and highly efficient. As requirements to protect, optimize, and grow the enterprise have extended from basic connectivity to a much higher level of intelligent service-based infrastructures, the network has evolved to provide even greater value.
The Brocade® FastIron® SX Series of Layer 2/3 switches provides a superior scalable foundation for improved operational efficiency and faster response to business opportunities today and into the future. The FastIron SX Series extends control from the network edge to the backbone with intelligent network services, including superior Quality of Service (QoS), predictable performance, advanced security, comprehensive management, and integrated resiliency.
In addition, the FastIron SX Series offers compatibility with a common operating system, and a shared interface and power supply modules reduce the cost of ownership by minimizing operational expenses and improving Return on Investment (ROI). The FastIron SX Series has an extensive feature set, making it well suited for real-time collaborative applications, IP telephony, IP video, e-learning, and Wireless LANs (WLANs).
The FastIron SX Series delivers wire-speed performance and ultra-low latency, which are ideal for converged network applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and video conferencing. These platforms present the industry’s most scalable and resilient Power over Ethernet (PoE) design, with a robust feature set to secure and simplify the deployment of an edge-tocore converged network. In addition, the FastIron SX Series supports high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) capabilities for enterprise backbone deployments.
Industry-leading price/performance value for campus aggregation and core switching, providing a scalable, secure, low-latency, and fault-tolerant infrastructure for 1 GbE and 10 GbE enterprise deployments
High-performance architecture with up to 132 10 GbE and 384 1 GbE ports in a single chassis supporting IPv4/IPv6- capable Layer 2/3 switching and routing
Highly available design with MultiChassis Trunking (MCT); redundant management modules (with hitless failover), switch fabrics, power supplies, and fans; stateful OSPF redundancy; graceful BGP and OSFP restarts; and hitless In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU)
Embedded sFlow per port to support scalable hardware-based traffic monitoring across all ports without compromising performance
Covered by Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty
RFC 1812 IP Requirements
RFC 2338 VRRP
RFC 5798 VRRP for IPv4 and IPv6
VRRPE (Brocade VRRP Enhanced)
IPv4 Unicast and IPv4 Multicast over GRE
Quality of Service:
MAC Address Mapping to Priority Queue
ACL Mapping to Priority Queue
ACL Mapping to ToS/DSCP
ACL Mapping and Marking of ToS/DSCP
QoS Queue Management Using Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority (SP), and a combination of WRR and SP
Brocade Network Advisor
Industry-standard Command Line Interface (CLI)
RMON HP OpenView for Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IBM AIX, and Microsoft Windows
Repeater MIB • Management VLAN
Element Security Options:
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) • RADIUS
Secure Shell (SSHv2)
Secure Copy (SCP)
Username/Password (Challenge and Response)
Bi-level Access Mode (Standard and EXEC Level)
Protection for Denial of Service attacks, such as TCP SYN or Smurf Attacks
ETSI ETS 300 119-4, Engineering Requirements for Sub-racks in misc. racks and cabinets
ANSI/EIA-310-D, Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associa ted Equipment