Product Id: 26883467
Description: Brocade NetIron CER 2024C-4X - Router - 24-port switch - 10 GigE - rack-mountable
Mfr Part #: BR-CER-2024C-4X-RT-AC
Service providers, more than ever, are looking for ways to reduce network operational costs while increasing revenue streams through over-the-top services. Brocade NetIron CER 2000 series routers are purpose-built to help these providers save on space, power, and cooling while extending wire-speed IP and Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) services to the network edge without compromising performance.
To help ensure high performance, all the ports are capable of forwarding IP and MPLS packets at wire speed without oversubscription. With less than 5 watts/Gbps of power consumption, service providers can push up to 136 Gbps of triple-play services through the NetIron CER 2000 while reducing their carbon footprint.
A broad set of highly scalable IP unicast and multicast routing features, combined with a low total cost of ownership, makes the NetIron CER 2000 an ideal choice for service providers that want to deliver Layer 2 and Layer 3 business services through a single, easy-to-manage platform.
- Compact 1U IP/MPLS NEBS Level 3-certified router purpose-built for highperformance Ethernet edge routing applications
- Scalable edge router designed to support a full Internet routing table and MPLS for advanced business and residential services, service provider data center interconnect, and Internet peering
- Powered by the field-proven Brocade Multi-Service IronWare OS that also runs on the Brocade MLX Series of high-performance core routers
- Integrated support for OpenFlow in true hybrid mode, enabling Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for programmatic control of the network
- Advanced QoS features to enforce strict SLAs at the edge of the network
- Scalable carrier-class routing
The NetIron CER 2000 features best-in-class interior and exterior gateway protocols that are commonly deployed in provider networks. The routers support standard IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols - including Routing Information Protocol (RIP/RIPng), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF/OSPFv3), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS/IS-IS for IPv6), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP/BGP-MP for IPv6) - with the same performance and reliability typically associated with larger chassis systems. To complement these routing features, the NetIron CER 2000 can store the full Internet routing table in hardware and achieve wire-speed forwarding performance. As a result, it is ideally suited for service provider edge routing applications as well as for enterprise border routing applications.
- MPLS to the edge
Triple-play services and business Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions are increasingly based on MPLS infrastructure. Given the enormous space constraints and the need to deliver Layer 2 and Layer 3 services in a single device, many service providers are looking for a device that can deliver maximum performance in the smallest footprint. The NetIron CER 2000 meets this objective with advanced MPLS edge features - making it an ideal platform for delivering converged voice, video, and data over MPLS in small to midsized Metro Ethernet networks.
- Delivering high service levels with advanced QoS capabilities
Service provider business services are often tiered under different service levels, ranging from premium to "best-effort" services. At each level of service, providers must meet or exceed customer agreements - and failing to do so can lead to strict financial penalties and loss of business. As a result, Quality of Service (QoS) is a critical factor in creating selective services and meeting SLAs. The NetIron CER 2000 supports up to eight queues per port, each with a distinct priority level - enabling service providers to sell multi-tiered business VPN services. By applying advanced QoS capabilities, service providers can offer guaranteed service levels to customers.
- Virtualized domains with multi-VRF
Just as VLANs segment a Layer 2 domain into multiple broadcast domains, Multi-Virtual Routing and Forwarding (Multi-VRF) enables a single Layer 3 domain to be segmented into multiple virtual IP domains. This enables enterprise or service provider networks to support two or more VPNs with overlapping IP address spaces on the same router or physical interface - rather than deploying multiple physical routers. Each VPN can be dedicated to traffic from a specific application or from a specific group of users for greater security and manageability.
- Enforcing security at the edge
Edge routers are usually the first line of defense for service providers, either protecting their own cores or their business customers from Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. The NetIron CER 2000 has a comprehensive set of hardware-based security features to monitor and block unwanted traffic. Both inbound and outbound Access Control Lists (ACLs) are supported on any kind of interface - physical, trunk groups, or virtual interfaces. In addition, the NetIron CER 2000 supports sFlow- and ACL-based mirroring to help monitor malicious traffic and take preventive actions. To increase the reliability of service delivery, the NetIron CER 2000 (with the help of Receive ACLs) can defend itself against unwanted traffic targeted toward its control plane.