Brocade unveils new ICX 7450 enterprise campus stackable switch

Enterprise networking vendor Brocade today announced the new Brocade ICX 7450 enterprise campus stackable switch.

Priced at $3,095, the Brocade ICX 7450 Switch will be available this month. The Brocade ICX 7450 comes with a Brocade Assurance Limited Lifetime Warranty.

New Brocade ICX 7450 Switch delivers stacking scalability with up to 12 switches per stack, 160 Gbps of stacking bandwidth, and long-distance stacking using open-standards QSFP+ ports to enable single-point management across the campus.

The new enterprise switch provides consolidated management touch points and support for SDN to automate network configuration tasks, resulting in 75 percent lower operational cost compared to legacy campus networks.

Brocade ICX 7450 Switch

This apart, ICX 7450 provides a modular design with three expansion slots for a choice of 1, 10, or 40 GbE uplinks, offering pay-as-you-grow scalability.

The launch of Brocade ICX 7450 Switch is part of the company’s advancements to The Effortless Network strategy.

As part of the development, Brocade, which competes with Cisco Systems, Juniper, etc.  announced scale-out networking with the Brocade ICX 7750-based distributed chassis solution and OpenFlow 1.3 support for campus Software-Defined Networking (SDN) applications. These new enhancements allow customers to transform their edge networks to support mobility, social, and cloud data traffic as they transition to the New IP.

New distributed chassis technology and expanded HyperEdge architecture options available with the Brocade ICX 7750 offers 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port density and high availability in a fixed platform combined with a distributed deployment architecture to eliminate the need for expensive and rigid chassis solutions.

It also delivers a scale-out architecture enabling up to 12 Brocade ICX 7750 switches to be stacked across the campus in a more flexible topology for network aggregation and core layers.

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