Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches deliver enterprise-class stackable switching at an entry-level price. Designed for small to medium-size enterprises, branch offices, and distributed campuses, these intelligent, scalable edge switches deliver enterprise-class functionality at an affordable price. In addition, the Brocade ICX 6430-C offers an attractive 12-port, compact, and enterprise-class fanless switch model for deployments outside the wiring closet.
Today's organizations expect their enterprise campus networks to deliver more services to more users at a lower cost. These services include next-generation business applications as well as anytime, anywhere access for mobile devices. At the same time, campus networks must be able to scale easily to meet future demands and efficiently evolve within dynamic business environments.
Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches provide feature-rich enterprise-class stackable LAN switching solutions to meet the scalability and reliability demands of evolving campus networks–at an affordable price. The Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 are available in 12-, 24-, and 48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps models and 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 10 GbE dual-purpose uplink/stacking ports–with or without IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at Power over Ethernet/Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE/PoE+)–to support enterprise edge networking, wireless mobility, and IP communications.
Built for Maximum Cost-Efficiency and Investment Protection
With Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches, organizations can buy only what they need today and easily scale user ports and services as their network requirements evolve. Brocade offers maximum investment protection through flexible software licensing options that bring advanced services and performance to lower-cost ports.
In particular, the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture allows premium switch features and services to be shared with entry-level switches (Brocade ICX 6450 only). The Brocade ICX switches also are hardware-ready for easy software implementation (software available in a future release) of emerging security (IEEE 802.1AE MACsec) and energy savings (IEEE 802.3az EEE) standards, helping to protect today's investments while supporting tomorrow's needs.
Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches come with three years of technical support from the Brocade Technical Assistance Center and software maintenance updates. With these capabilities, organizations gain peace of mind while freeing up IT budget and resources to grow their businesses.
Automated Deployment and Management
Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches help simplify network deployment and management by enabling auto-discovery of new Brocade ICX switches within the stack. IT organizations can auto-configure switches using pre-set instructions on the network. To further simplify management, these stacked switches collectively utilize only a single IP address and offer transparent forwarding across the stack.
By embedding sFlow capabilities into the Brocade ICX 6450, Brocade delivers an "always-on" monitoring technology that operates with wire-speed performance. sFlow dramatically reduces implementation complexity compared to traditional network monitoring solutions that rely on mirrored ports, probes, and line-tap technologies.
High Availability and Resiliency
Brocade Ethernet switch stacking technology helps IT organizations meet growing user demands by delivering high availability through real-time state synchronization across the stack and instantaneous hitless failover support. In addition, organizations can use hot-insertion and removal of stack members to avoid interrupting network service when adding or replacing a switch. High-performance Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) increase 10 GbE uplink bandwidth and redundancy to the core, giving users uninterrupted high performance to support the most demanding applications. Brocade ICX 6430 and 6450 Switches also offer an external power supply for added resiliency and increased PoE/PoE+ port availability.
Compact Switch Solution for Deployment Outside the Wiring Closet
The Brocade ICX 6430-C Compact Switch offers enterprise-class LAN switching capabilities, performance, reliability, security, and manageability in a small form factor with fanless operation for deployment outside the wiring closet. It is ideal for deployment in classrooms, retail locations, factories, small offices, workgroup, and space-constraint environments. The Brocade ICX 6430-C switch is available in a 12-port 10/100/1000 Mbps model with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 802.3at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support on four ports plus four additional 1 GbE uplink ports.
In the enterprise, the Brocade ICX 6430-C Compact Switch can be used to extend the reach of the network outside the wiring closet, bringing connectivity to more users and supporting additional wireless AP deployment without running more wires. To simplify deployment in-situ, the Brocade ICX 6430-C offers flexible mounting options, such as wall brackets and a magnetic mount kit.
Brocade is taking groundbreaking performance and reliability from the data center and extending it across the entire network all the way to the edge. Now, superior performance can be maximized across the entire campus network, giving you a more managed and efficient approach to growth.
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