Product Id: 21643932
Description: Brocade NetIron CES 2048FX - Switch - Managed - 48 x Gigabit SFP + 2 x XFP - desktop
Mfr Part #: NI-CES-2048FX-MEPREM-AC
Network planners today must expand and extend the range of services offered further into the edge of the network. This requires extending the intelligence and high-touch processing capabilities to the network edge - whether in a metro network, a campus network or in a data center. Challenge at the network edge is compounded by the need to flexibly define and easily manage customer services in an intuitive manner. Further, the expanding role of the converged network makes Quality of Service (QoS), resiliency and security crucial to the success of many rollouts.
To meet these challenges, the NetIron Carrier Ethernet Switch (CES) 2000 Series is purpose-built to offer flexible, resilient, secure and advanced services in a compact form factor. The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series is a compact 1 RU, multi-service edge/aggregation switch with a powerful set of capabilities that combine performance with rich functionality at the network edge. The NetIron CES 2000 Series switch offers network planners a broad set of high performance IPv4, Classic Layer 2, Provider Bridge (PB) and Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB) functionalities in the same device. With these capabilities, the NetIron CES 2000 Series addresses a diverse set of applications in metro edge networks, ISP networks, mobile backhaul networks, data centers, large enterprises, government networks and education/research.
- Advanced Carrier-Grade Ethernet services
- Comprehensive IPv4 unicast routing support based on the rich feature set of Multi-Service IronWare
- Support for trunks (link aggregation groups) using either IEEE 802.3ad LACP or static trunks
- Rich multicast support
- Deep Egress buffering for handling transient bursts in traffic
- Advanced quality of service
- Comprehensive hardware-based security and policies
- Additional security capabilities
- Advanced monitoring capabilities
- Intuitive, comprehensive status indication via LEDs
- Carrier-class resiliency with multi-service IronWare
The NetIron CES 2000 Series is built on multi-service IronWare, the same operating system software that powers the widely deployed NetIron XMR and NetIron MLX Series of routers, thereby allowing ease of integration with existing networks. With over 12 years of proven routing protocol and advanced switching support, the Brocade multi-service IronWare powers a large number of mission-critical networks around the world.
- Standardized services
The NetIron CES 2000 Series is compliant with both the MEF 9 and MEF 14 specifications. Using the NetIron CES 2000, a provider can offer E-LINE, E-LAN and E-TREE services, the standardized service names for point-to-point, multipoint and rooted multipoint services.
The NetIron CES 2000 Series supports up to 128k MAC addresses per system. Additionally, the use of Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) allows multiple links to be aggregated and offer even higher bandwidth services at the user network interface (UNI) to the end-user.
- Service management
Recently developed specifications such as IEEE 802.1ag-2007 (Connectivity Fault Management) and MEF 17 (service OAM framework and specifications) allow the rapid and proactive identification and isolation of faults in the network or service, thereby maintaining service uptime and maximizing the ability to meet customer SLAs.
To provide a high level of reliability in the carrier Ethernet service, the NetIron CES 2000 Series supports the innovative Metro Ring Protocol (MRP/MRP-II), the ring resiliency protocol of choice on several metro networks worldwide. Standard Layer 2 protocols such as MSTP, RSTP and STP are also supported.
- Hard QoS
The NetIron CES 2000 Series supports up to 8 queues per port, each with a distinct priority level. Advanced QoS capabilities such as the use of 2-rate, 3-color traffic policers, Egress shaping and priority remarking may also be applied to offer deterministic "hard QoS" capability to customers of the service. The NetIron CES 2000 can be configured with Ingress and Egress bandwidth profiles per UNI that are in compliance with the rigid traffic management specifications of MEF 10/MEF 14.
- Using PBB/VPLS to scale carrier Ethernet services
Most network cores today are built based on MPLS. Specifically, by using VPLS, an existing MPLS network can be easily leveraged to offer carrier Ethernet services. In a VPLS network, participating Provider Edge (PE) devices establish a full mesh of pseudo-wires among all nodes in a VPLS instance. To ensure scalability of the VPLS service, hierarchical VPLS is often desired by operators to limit the number of PE devices that participate in the full mesh.
- Security capabilities
Multi-Service IronWare contains a broad range of proven security capabilities that are also available on the NetIron CES 2000 platform. These include support for both inbound and outbound ACLs, ACL logging, advanced Layer 2 controls such as BPDU guard/root guard, limits for broadcast/unknown unicast/multicast and more. Receive ACLs assist in placing controls on unwanted traffic targeted toward the control plane.