High-performance Ethernet switching with carrier-grade features and reliability

Carrier-grade Ethernet means standardized services, scalability, service management, assured quality-of-service and the ultimate in reliability. You get all of that with the Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series switch family, plus full support for software-defined networking (SDN). And it’s all driven by the same operating system that powers our core routers.

Product Name: Brocade CES 2000 Series
Product Title: High-performance Ethernet switching with carrier-grade features and reliability
Product Short Description: High-performance broadband, mobile, and data center aggregation in a compact form factor.
Product Long Description: Carrier-grade Ethernet means standardized services, scalability, service management, assured quality-of-service and the ultimate in reliability. You get all of that with the Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series switch family, plus full support for software-defined networking (SDN). And it’s all driven by the same operating system that powers our core routers.
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Maintain customer satisfaction through rapid service deployment

Your business depends on quickly accommodating growing and changing customer needs. The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series has capacity to spare, plus an innovative framework that takes advantage of virtualization to help you quickly and flexibly deploy expanded services.

Easily integrate software-defined networking

The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series makes ransitioning legacy infrastructures to a software-defined network easy, with an OpenFlow hybrid mode that supports SDN and traditional networking flows on the same infrastructure.

Big carrier-grade capabilities in a small package

Deploy carrier-grade Ethernet at your network edge or aggregation layer even if space is limited. The Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series gives you comprehensive capabilities, high performance, and high availability in a compact form factor.

Offer guaranteed service levels with fine-grained prioritization

Advanced quality of service (QoS) capabilities help you meet specific customer needs. Assign distinct priority levels based on bandwidth profiles and traffic management specifications to assure the high quality services that inspire customer satisfaction.

Carrier-grade Ethernet services

  • IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges, IEEE 802.1ah Provider Backbone Bridges, IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management
  • Reuse VLAN-ID on each port using the Brocade Ethernet Service Instance (ESI) framework
  • MPLS services: IP over MPLS, Virtual Leased Line (VLL), and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
  • Comprehensive set of Layer 2 control protocol

Innovative OpenFlow support

  • OpenFlow 1.3: QoS (for metering and enqueue), Group Table (select and fast failover), Q-in-Q (TAG type auto-recognition), Active-Standby Controller, IPv6, Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 (controller interface)
  • Brocade OpenFlow hybrid switch mode for OpenFlow capabilities on the same system as traditional routing or switching features
  • Supports up to 4,000 OpenFlow flows 

Advanced QoS

  • Inbound and outbound two-rate, three-color traffic policers with accounting
  • Eight queues per port, each with a distinct priority level
  • Multiple queue servicing disciplines: Strict Priority, Weighted Fair Queuing, and hybrid  

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