Product Id: 25025951
Description: Brocade MLX Series MLXe-4 - Router - rack-mountable
Mfr Part #: BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC
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 terabitscale switch fabrics, the Brocade MLX Series provides a rich set of high-performance Layer 2/3, IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), wirespeed 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, Software-Defined Networking (SDN)- enabled routers in 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot chassis options
- Fully distributed, non-blocking, and programmable architecture with up to 5.36 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
- Ideal for applications in data center core and interconnects, Wide Area Networks (WANs), and campus cores
- Scalability without compromising performance
The Brocade MLX Series is highly optimized for IP Ethernet deployments, providing symmetric scaling with chassis options that include 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot systems. These routers offer industry-leading wire-speed port capacity without compromising the performance of advanced software capabilities.
- Designed for non-stop networking
Designed to enable reliable converged infrastructures and support mission critical applications, the Brocade MLX Series features advanced redundant switch fabric architecture for very high availability. The architecture helps ensure that the system continues to operate at peak performance even in the case of a switch fabric card failure. In the highly unlikely case of additional fabric failures, the advanced architecture allows the system to continue operating in a graceful degradation mode, where the system tunes its performance to the remaining fabric capacity. The advanced fabric architecture is complemented by comprehensive hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies, and cooling system.
- Advanced capabilities for a broad range of applications
The Brocade MLX Series provides a wide range of capabilities to support advanced applications and services in the most demanding network environments, including Wide Area Network (WAN), data center, and campus.
- Scalable and intelligent network visibility
The Brocade MLXe Core Router provides visibility capabilities to non-disruptively and transparently tap into a production network with no loss in performance. It filters and extracts relevant network traffic based on the rules configured statically or dynamically on it. Industry-leading port density, low latency, high throughput, and scalability make the Brocade MLXe router a powerful solution for carrier class environments. By implementing network visibility with Brocade MLXe routers, network operators can increase analytics into network data and traffic, process captured data to evaluate network and application conditions, and generate actionable metrics and reports used for network planning.
- Simplified service management
Delivering effective MPLS services on Carrier Ethernet infrastructure requires fast fault identification and isolation. The Brocade MLX Series supports MPLS Labeled Switch Path (LSP) ping and trace route features to isolate any MPLS related connectivity issues. For performance management on Carrier Ethernet infrastructure, the Brocade MLX Series supports Y.1731 to measure roundtrip delay and jitter characteristics between two points in the network. To diagnose link layer connectivity issues, the routers also support the IEEE 802.3ah Link OAM feature. Brocade Network Advisor provides the easy-to-use MPLS Manager, which can help configure, monitor, and manage VPLS and Virtual Leased Line (VLL) services across networks that are based on Brocade routers. In addition, the sFlow-based technology utilized by Brocade Network Advisor reduces network downtime with proactive monitoring, traffic analysis, and reporting.
- Enabling green operations
Although adding routers to address bandwidth shortage might initially solve the capacity problem, it does so at the expense of the environment and the opportunity to reduce energy and space costs. Any another solution that fails to reduce energy consumption is only a partial answer to the problem. Each generation of line modules in the Brocade MLX Series consumes less energy per bit than the previous generation while significantly increasing throughput per module. In addition, the routers provide industry-leading port densities for 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE interfaces, efficiently consolidating more services and collapsing network layers.
- Brocade MLX series interface modules
The Brocade MLX Series provides a wide range of leading-edge Ethernet modules for 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE that enable organizations to use a single platform for many applications.