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Brocade SLX 9850 Hits the Road for NANOG 68

by asardell on ‎10-04-2016 09:42 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2016 04:30 PM by Community Manager (4,354 Views)


The Product Management team in Brocade’s Switching, Routing and Analytics Business Unit is shipping the 230Tbps-capable SLX 9850 router to NANOG 68 in Dallas (October 17-19). It will be presented at NANOG’s “Beer and Gear” event on Tuesday afternoon, October 18 at 6:00PM.


This high-end router is especially suited to IP fabric and core-aggregation applications in the spine and super-spine layers of large data centers. As discussed by the CTO of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange in this video, the SLX 9850 has industry-leading 100GE density.


Brocade will demonstrate the extensible architecture and unique 1.5 RU interface module design. The interface densities of the current modules are 288 × 100 GbE, 480 x 40GE, and 1920 x 10GE.


We will also illustrate the management modules and switch fabric cards, and even the front-to-back cooling system. Furthermore, we’ll have experts on hand to discuss the SLX Insight Architecture (discussed in this video) for network visibility, as well as our DevOps-style automation solution, the Brocade Workflow Composer, powered by the event-driven StackStorm technology.


Registration for NANOG 68 is still available! You can find the agenda here and the current attendee list as well, so you can see if partners or customers of your organization will be present.  If you decide to attend you will also want to attend Rohit Bothra’s presentation entitled “BGP: The Highway of the Internet” at 9:30AM.


If you’ve wanted to get more familiar with the SLX 9850, including the interface and management modules, switch fabric cards, even the cooling system, this is your chance to do so. Here’s a shot of the chassis we’ll be showing, prepped for travel in its shipping crate.  


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Dressed for Success


Stay tuned to follow the SLX 9850’s travels—it will be headed to Supercomputing 16 next.