Brocade Solutions Powers Top Three Internet Exchanges

Brocade says its switches and routers powers the world's top three largest Internet Exchange Points (IXP).

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Feb 18, 2010
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In a recent news release Brocade says that it currently powers the world's top three largest Internet Exchange Points (IXP) with performance-driven and highly energy-efficient switches and routers. As noted in the MarketWire story, Brocade's NetIron MLX routers allow users to combined as many as 32-ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) to provide an aggregated link capacity of 320 Gbps.


"'As of today, we've experienced peak traffic in excess of 850 gigabits per second. Approximately two years ago, our network traffic reached about 450 gigabits per second so you can clearly see the growth in bandwidth demands is absolutely astonishing,' said Henk Steenman, chief technical officer for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the world's largest public Internet exchange point. 'With this performance obstacle in place, Brocade was the only networking provider that could deliver us a networking infrastructure that could accommodate a combination of three key factors: performance, high scalability, and reliability. If any of these requirements fall short, it will have an immediate negative impact on our business and ultimately users from gaining access to the Internet.'

"Leading the race in innovation to prepare IXPs and service providers for upcoming capacity needs and to help protect network infrastructure investments, NetIron MLX routers allow users to combined as many as 32-ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) to provide an aggregated link capacity of 320 Gbps. Brocade has applied advanced load-sharing algorithms in order to fully utilize the increased capacity, establishing a highly advanced link aggregation solution. These patent-pending load-sharing algorithms help optimize link utilization in a Link Aggregate and reduce correlation between Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) and Link Aggregation. Additionally, the NetIron MLX's design eliminates "polarization effects" in a network, thus enabling service providers the flexibility to optimally design large-scale networks."

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