Brocade expands campus networking family with new Brocade ICX7750 Switch

Brocade announced the addition of the new Brocade ICX7750 Switch to its campus networking family.

Traditional networks are not suited for the delivery of large quantities of data, the proliferation of mobile devices and the additional layers of security required today.

With the new switch, Brocade provides density to help make scale-out effortless, utilizing their robust stacking implementation, so customers can deploy network resources where they need it.

The Brocade ICX 7750 is the first high-density 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed-port solution purposely designed to enable scale-out solutions for campus aggregation. It delivers the simplification and automation provided by the the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture.

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List pricing for the Brocade ICX 7750 Switch starts at $21,500 with the first customer shipment and general availability in early 2014.

Brocade ICX 7750 supports up to 3,000 1/10 GbE ports, or 800 40GbE ports in a single logical device, up to 82 terabits per second of aggregate switching capacity, up to 46 billion packets per second of aggregate forwarding capacity, and SDN-ready with true Hybrid Port mode support for Open Flow 1.3.

The switch can progressively add switching capability at the core/aggregation layer when needed. It features optical stacking links for distributed aggregation/core layer across the campus, delivering switching capacity where needed.

Featuring chassis-level resiliency, high availability and manageability, the switch offers single point of management. A Quad Core processor allows for In-ServiceSoftwareUpdates (ISSU) within a single unit, as well as hitless failover.

Built-in resiliency, including a separate control and data stacking links for greater system reliability. Hot-swap alert latch helps ensure data integrity when removing or inserting the high-performance 6×40GbE module while the switch is operating.

Other enterprise-grade advanced features of Brocade ICX 7750 include Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Extended (VRRPe), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), robust IPV4/IPV6 support, Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT), and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF).

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