Monday, November 16, 2009

Brocade Launches Compact NetIron MPLS Router

Brocade introduced its NetIron CER 2000 Series compact MPLS router, featuring double the routing capacity and triple the forwarding capacity of previous solutions while fitting into a compact 1U form factor.

Brocade said it developed the new NetIron CER 2000 for service providers that are facing increased edge and aggregation routing demands. The platform is optimal for use as a Carrier Ethernet/Metro edge router, an MPLS Provider Edge (PE) router, or as a high-capacity border router for small data centers and enterprise branch offices with Ethernet connectivity. Additionally, the NetIron CER 2000 features a highly scalable BGP implementation for compact route-reflector applications.

The new platform delivers wire-speed Carrier Ethernet services -- such as E-LINE, E-LAN, and E-TREE services (MEF 9, 14, and 21 certification)-- with its multicast and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to support triple-play applications. It features scalable MPLS with VLL, VPLS, VPLS-PBB, and advanced resiliency at multiple layers using MPLS Fast Reroute, hot-standby LSPs, and fault detection and recovery with Brocade Metro Ring Protocol (MRP)/MRP2. It supports either 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports with two 10 GbE uplinks. It also uses the same Brocade Multi-Service IronWare OS that powers the high-end NetIron MLX and NetIron XMR chassis-based routers.

In addition, the compact form factor, front-to-back airflow and new silicon improve operational efficiency with 66 percent power consumption.

The NetIron CER 2000 will be available first quarter CY 2010 in six models, including fiber and copper configurations. The base price is US$12,495.

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