Brocade launches new enterprise networking solutions

Brocade announced the launch of new
enterprise networking solutions that help organizations adapt to demanding new
applications and ever-changing business requirements.

Brocade ICX 6610 Switch is a
high-performance Ethernet access switch that combines chassis-like reliability
and performance with the flexibility and affordability of a stackable

Optimized for demanding applications and
mobile workforce, it delivers five times the stacking bandwidth of the leading

Moreover, the Brocade ICX
6610 provides 8×10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) uplink ports and the highest
aggregation bandwidth in its class. As a result, the Brocade ICX 6610 offers a
35 percent improvement in total cost of ownership compared to competitive
offerings as well as a longer functional product life for an improved return on

“We are impressed with what we have
seen so far in the Brocade ICX 6610. The number of interfaces and layout of the
switch allow for a great deal of flexibility in how we can deploy it. For a
small sized network staff we need simple, reliable technology that scales and
fits our business and the ICX 6610 can meet that,” said Roger Holtsmith,
network supervisor, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Brocade also announced new blades and
significant performance and scalability enhancements for the Brocade FastIron
SX Series of chassis-based aggregation and core switches.

The new high-density 8×10 GbE blades set a
new standard for price-performance value, enabling the Brocade FastIron SX to
scale up to 128 ports of 10 GbE. Featuring hitless failover to provide the
highest levels of availability, the Brocade FastIron SX is ideal for today’s
business-critical campus LAN environments.

New features include Multi-Chassis Trunking
(MCT) for active-active resiliency that delivers twice the bandwidth of
traditional active-passive redundant designs, plus MACsec and Energy Efficient
Ethernet (EEE)-ready hardware for investment protection.

“In a time where many network
offerings are either over-engineered, complex and expensive, or just can’t meet
the current needs of the campus environment, customers should consider
alternative vendors that offer the right level of functionality for today at a
fair price — with seamless, non-disruptive upgrade paths for the future to
extend the useful life of your investment,” said Mark Fabbi, vice
president and distinguished analyst for Gartner.

By Team

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