- Expansion module
- 10 Gigabit SFP+ / SFP (mini-GBIC) x 20
Networks today are straining to support unprecedented levels of traffic due to high-bandwidth demands for on-demand personalized content. Leading-edge services such as high-definition video streaming, mobile broadband, and cloud services have significantly altered network traffic behavior. Instead of localized flows with occasional bursts, traffic flows are more collaborative over geographical distances and last longer. These new traffic patterns not only consume enormous amounts of network capacity, but also add a greater degree of complexity to network operations. Additionally, as many organizations look to offer IT services via the cloud, the need for networks to be cloud-optimized and cloud-ready is pressing. As a result, today’s network planners are seeking solutions that provide the right mix of scalability, performance, and operational simplicity. The Brocade MLX half-slot 20-port 10 GbE/1 GbE combo module for Brocade MLXe Core Routers delivers 400 Gbps of throughput per half-slot module without compromising the performance of features such as Layer 2, IPv4, IPv6, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), OpenFlow-based Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and MAC security (MACsec). The 10 GbE/1 GbE combo ports deliver flexibility and scalability by enabling up to 640 ports of wire-speed 10 GbE or 1 GbE in a single chassis. This high-density module also uses less infrastructure to deliver services by helping to collapse network architectures, vastly improving operational efficiency and helping to reduce costs. In addition, the Brocade MLX 20-port 10 GbE/1 GbE module comes in two versions, offering a flexible scale-as you-grow model with hardware Forwarding Information Base (FIB) capacity options in an –M version for up to 512,000 IPv4 routes and 240,000 IPv6 routes or an –X2 version for up to 2 million IPv4 routes and 1 million IPv6 routes.