Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series
The NetIron CES 2000 Series is a family of compact 1U, multiservice edge/aggregation switches that combine powerful capabilities with high performance and availability. The NetIron CES 2000 Series is available in 24- and 48-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) copper and Hybrid Fiber (HF) configurations with four or two 10 GbE ports. The switches provide a broad set of advanced Layer 2, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, and SDN capabilities in the same device. As a result, they support a diverse set of applications in metro edge, service provider, mobile backhaul wholesale, data center, and large enterprise networks.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a powerful new network paradigm that provides increased agility and programmatic control of network infrastructure for a new class of IT applications to meet critical business needs. The NetIron CES 2000 Series enables SDN by supporting the OpenFlow protocol, which allows communication between an OpenFlow controller and the OpenFlow-enabled NetIron CES 2000 switch. The NetIron CES 2000 Series delivers OpenFlow in hybrid mode, meaning organizations can simultaneously deploy traditional Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding with OpenFlow on the same system. This unique capability enables network operators to seamlessly integrate OpenFlow into existing networks, providing the benefits offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is forwarded as before.
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