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HIGHLIGHTStodays data centers continue to grow as demand for data and storage grows.
the Brocade turboiron 24X top-of-rack (tor) 10 gbe switch can double data centerpowerefficiency.
Features such as optimized, low-cost cabling within and between racks and optics for cabling up to 300m lead to opex savings in the data center.
compact 1U chassis design allows you to save on expensive rack space.
Mix and match 10 gbe and 1 gbee servers for ethernet investment protection.
like all Brocade ip products, the Brocade turboiron uses the industry-standard , cli-based ironWare operating system.
the turboiron 24X offers the lowest tco compared with competitive tor switches in a test that included power, cooling, and rack space.
Turning Data Centers Green with the Brocade TurboIron 24X
TecHnoLoGy cHaLLenGeSthe need for application convergence, non-stop operation, scalability, high-availability, andpower-efficiencyplacesnewdemandson the networking infrastructure. As application data and storage requirements grow year over year, demand for higher port density and bandwidth grows and in turn the number of network devices and power consumption. Modern data centers require higher scalability and density per rack unit. But at the same time companies want to be environmentally friendlyconsume less power, dissipate less heat, and reduce their carbon footprint.
Brocade SoLuTIonthe Brocade turboiron 24X is designed to save expansive rack space, power and cooling in the data center and to guarantee 24x7 service availability to users through a high-availability design. it uses state-of-the-artASICdesign,front-to-backairflow,automatic fan-speed control, and power-efficientopticstoensurethemostefficientuse of power and cooling.
Additional features include:
low-cost, low-latency (0.25us), and low-energy-consuming (0.1W) cabling within and between racks
direct-attached sFp+ copper (twinax) cabling for up to 10 meters (m)
For switch-to-switch connectivity, low-power-consuming (1W) sFp+ optics supported for up to 300 m
in high-port-density deployments, these featuresrepresentsignificantsavingsinoperating expenses (opex).
ThebenefitsofdeployingtheBrocadeturboiron 24X are clear:
low power consumption and heat dissipationimprovescoolingefficiencyinline with the power.
data center modularization allows plug-and-playrackconfigurationsthatminimize cabling costs.
1U compact design saves expensive server rack space and provides high-density 10 gbe-per-rack unit.
Flexibility to mix and match 10 gbe and 1 gbe servers enables smoother migration to 10 gbe while protecting ethernet investments.
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Wire-speed performance with ultra low-latency is ideal for high-performance computing (hpc) environments.
redundant, load-sharing power supplies and triple-fan assembly enable 24x7 service availability.
existing investments in Brocade products are protected by leveraging the industry-proven and industry-standard ironWare operating system.in fact, all Brocade ip products, including turboiron 24X, provide industry-standard command-line interface (CLI)forconfigurationandmanagement.therefore, network managers can migrate to turboiron 24X effortlessly, avoiding a long learning curve and decreasing training and personnel costs
LoweST TcoModern data center networking solutions are typically evaluated across a broad range of device characteristics, such as performance and reliability, and the overall solution is assessed on its tco.
Figure 1 clearly shows the opex advantage of building a Brocade turboiron-based data center. the Brocade turboiron 24X offers the lowest tco compared with competitive tor switches in a tco analysis that includes power, cooling, and rack spacethe three most important parameters. And when multiplied by the large number of access ports in data centers, the cost savings can besignificant.
organizations who want to reduce their total cost of ownership (tco) and increase their ReturnonInvestment(ROI)canbenefitfromthe Brocade family of green data center products
aBouT BrocadeAs a leading provider of high-performance data center, enterprise campus, and service provider networking solutions and services, Brocade enables todays complex, data-intensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. Brocade has pioneered numerous switching, routing,security,andapplicationtrafficmanagement technologies to ensure highly reliable and secure data center connectivity. TodaymostoftheworldsdataflowsthroughBrocade equipment and data center networks built on Brocade technologies, so its no wonder that global 500 companies rely on Brocade to keep their businesses running smoothly.
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Figure 1. opex analysis over thefirstfiveyears.