Brocade MLXe-4 BR-MLXE-4-MR2-M-AC Data Sheet

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• Scalable multiservice IP/MPLS, 
Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-
enabled routers in 4-, 8-, 16-, and  
32-slot chassis options
• Fully distributed, non-blocking, and 
programmable architecture with up to 
15.36 Tbps fabric capacity for maximum 
performance and investment protection
• 64 100 GbE, 128 40 GbE,  
768 10 GbE, and 1,536 1 GbE ports  
in a single router
• Wire-speed forwarding performance for 
all software features, including IPv4, 
IPv6, MPLS, Layer 2/3, IPsec, MACsec, 
and OpenFlow capabilities
• High-availability design with redundant 
management modules, switch fabrics, 
power supplies, and fans; hitless 
failover; hitless software upgrades;  
and non-stop routing
• Integrated support for OpenFlow in 
innovative hybrid port mode, enabling 
seamless migration to SDN for 
programmatic control of the network
• Ideal for applications in data center 
cores and interconnects, Wide Area 
Networks (WANs), and campus cores
Multiservice IP/MPLS  
SDN Routers   
The way organizations communicate 
and conduct business has changed 
dramatically in the past decade. Services 
such as high-definition video streaming, 
cloud services, and anytime/anywhere 
mobile connectivity not only consume an 
enormous amount of network capacity, but 
also create a greater degree of complexity 
for network operations. As a result, 
today’s network planners are seeking 
solutions that provide the right mix of 
scalability, performance, programmability, 
and operational simplicity.
The Brocade® MLX® Series of high-
performance routers, which includes 
Brocade MLXe Core Routers, is designed 
to meet these requirements and many 
others. Built with a state-of-the-art, sixth-
generation, network processor-based 
architecture and terabit-scale switch 
fabrics, the Brocade MLX Series provides 
a rich set of high-performance Layer 2/3, 
IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching 
(MPLS), encryption, and Software-Defined 
Networking (SDN). As a result, these 
routers address the diverse needs in 
environments that include the data 
centers of service provider, enterprise,  
and public sector organizations;  
service provider transit and Internet 
Exchange Points (IXPs); research and 
education networks; enterprise and public 
sector campuses; and mobile 4G/LTE 
service providers.