Networking vendors have been looking ahead to the massive scalability that 100 Gigabit Ethernet technology will offer as Internet bandwidth consumption continues its unabated rise. The race to 100 GbE picked up in earnest when the IEEE signed off on the standard in June, and now Brocade is looking to get in on the action.
Brocade is out this week with its MLXe core router, the latest upgrade to its flagship product, offering speeds of up to 15.36 terabits per second. The MLXe router, which Brocade says relies on some in-house “secret sauce,” will compete with comparable offerings from rivals Juniper and Cisco. Enterprise Networking Planet takes a look.
The promise of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is massive scalability to help meet the growing demand for Internet bandwidth. It’s a promise that networking vendor Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD) is aiming to deliver on with its new MLXe core router, which can deliver up to 15.36 Terabits per second.
The MLXe core router promises increased density over Brocade’s previous generation MLX core router and can scale to 32 x 100 GbE ports. With the MLXe, Brocade is positioning against the Juniper T1600 and Cisco’s CRS-3 for a greater share of the core routing market.