The Brocade ICX 6650 Switch is a compact Ethernet switch that delivers industry-leading 10/40 GbE density, unmatched price/performance, and seamless scalability for the ultimate investment protection. Designed for demanding data center Top-of-Rack (ToR) environments and campus LAN aggregation deployments requiring cost-effective connectivity, the Brocade ICX 6650 offers flexible Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing for non-disruptive pay-as-you-grow scalability.
A Powerful Top-of-Rack Switch for Data Center and High-Performance Computing
Today's data centers are undergoing a significant transformation with explosive volumes of data, virtualization, and cloud computing. This disruption is imposing greater demands on the underlying network infrastructure, including the need for non-stop operation, improved scalability, and greater power efficiency. To meet this challenge, data center network solutions must provide a broad set of capabilities—including higher levels of performance, bulletproof reliability, and seamless scalability—to accommodate changing business needs while maximizing ROI.
A key member of the Brocade ICX family of Ethernet switches for campus LAN and classic Ethernet data center environments, the Brocade ICX 6650 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Switch is optimized for high-performance data center and compute environments. It provides a compact form-factor design that delivers industry-leading 10/40 GbE density, unmatched price/performance value, and seamless scalability with Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing for the ultimate investment protection. Offering highly efficient power and cooling—with both front-to-back and back-to-front airflow options and automatic fan-speed adjustment—the Brocade ICX 6650 meets the most demanding energy efficiency requirements. The Brocade ICX 6650 is also a suitable solution for many campus LAN aggregation deployments requiring cost-effective 10 GbE connectivity.
Additional highlights include:
Provides a 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch purpose-built for high-performance data center and compute environments
Delivers industry-leading 10 GbE density in a compact 1U design, saving valuable rack space
Offers flexible Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing for seamless scalability
Provides a low-latency, cut-through, non-blocking architecture—ideal for HPC, high-frequency trading, iSCSI storage, and real-time application environments
Delivers superior value by incorporating enterprise-grade advanced features such as VRRPe, BGP, robust IPv6 support, and Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT) at no cost
Provides highly efficient power and cooling with front-to-back or back-to-front airflow and automatic fan-speed adjustment
56-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ (dual-speed 1/10 GbE)
2-port 4×10GBASE-X QSFP+ (10 GbE)
4-port 40GBASE-X QSFP+ (40 GbE)
8 MB packet buffer
1,600 Gbps line-speed full-duplex throughput
1,190 Mpps forwarding capacity
1,100 to 1,800 nanosecond latency
MAC addresses: 64,000
ACLs: 2,000 (ingress/egress)
QoS queues per port: 8
Link aggregation: 8 links per group, 127 groups per switch
IPv4 routes: 8,000
IPv6 routes: 2,000
ARP entries: 64,000
Max ECMP: 8
IGMP groups: 4,000
Maximum frame size:
10,220 byte Ethernet frame
Data traffic types:
Unicast, multicast, and broadcast IP traffic
Ports on Demand (PoD) licenses for up to 24 additional SFP+ ports (1/10 GbE) in increments of 8, and up to 6 additional QSFP+ ports (4×10 GbE or 40 GbE) in increments of 2.