Brocade Offers High-Performance, Efficient Ethernet Switch
Brocade is looking to give service providers a switch that will offer the performance they want in a compact and energy-efficient form factor. The NetIron CER 2000 Series switch offers 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 10G Ethernet capabilities in a 1U form factor with almost three times the performance of a comparable Cisco switch while taking up 33 percent less space and consuming 66 percent less power, Brocade officials say.Brocade Communications Systems is offering service providers a new switching router that it says brings 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities along with enhanced space and power efficiency. Brocade's NetIron CER 2000 Series compact switch, announced Nov. 17, offers high performance in a 1U (1.75-inch) form factor, with 24G or 48G Ethernet ports with two 10G Ethernet uplinks.
The goal is to give service providers greater capabilities in providing such services as VPNs and IP voice and video, while at the same time reducing their overall costs, Nadeem Zahid, manager of service provider marketing for Brocade, said in an interview.