Ruckus ICX 7250

Enterprise-Class Switching with Future-Proof Expandability

The Ruckus ICX 7250 delivers stand-out performance and flexibility, and SDN readiness that cost-effectively scales as demands grow and new technologies emerge.

The ICX 7250 scales up to eight 10 GbE ports for uplinks or stacking, leading the industry in a total of up to 12 switches per stack. Designed for small to medium-size enterprise, branch offices, and distributed campuses at an affordable price, these edge switches deliver enterprise functionality without compromising performance and reliability.

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Future-Proof Infrastructure
Eight 1/10 GbE ports per switch for uplink or stacking
Software licensing upgrade - 1 GbE to 10 GbE of uplink/stacking ports
Full Power over Ethernet (PoE+) service to access points, video surveillance, video conferencing equipment, and HD displays
OpenFlow support with hybrid port mode
Easy transition to Brocade Campus Fabric for network automation and management simplicity
Always-on Availability
External power supply for system power redundancy
Redundant uplink/stacking ports
Instantaneous hitless failover to a standby controller
Stack level ISSU for continuous operations
Hot-insertion/removal of stack members to avoid service interruption
Increase Performance Where It’s Needed
Up to 12 switches per stack, up to 10km between stacked switches
Flexible stacking adds capacity throughout the network without increasing the management load
Auto-provisioning of switches accelerates deployment and reduces costs
  • Switching Capacity (max)
    256 Gbps
  • Available ports
    24 or 48 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
    8 Uplink/Stacking ports – 1GbE upgradeable to 10GbE
  • Switches per stack (max)
    12
  • Aggregated stacking bandwidth
    480 Gbps
  • PoE technology
    PoE/PoE+
  • Redundant power option
    Yes
  • sFlow
    Yes
  • OpenFlow (SDN)
    Yes
  • Campus Fabric technology
    Yes
  • L3 capabilities
    Base L3, RIP, OSPF
  • EEE
    Yes

Ruckus Campus Fabric Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Based on open standard IEEE 802.1BR Bridge Port Extension technology, Ruckus Campus Fabric integrates premium, mid-range, and entry-level switches by collapsing the network access, aggregation, and core layers into a single domain that shares services.

The control bridge and a port extender are the building blocks of a Campus Fabric. The traditional aggregation/core layer is replaced by switches that act as the control bridge which is the brain of the complete Campus Fabric technology. The access layer is replaced by switches that operate in port extender mode; these switches provide connectivity to PCs, laptops, IP phones, and other access devices. The control bridge communicates with the attached port extender devices using protocols defined in the IEEE 802.1BR standards.

Why you should care:

Traditional access networks are highly inefficient and rigid, requiring network teams to connect to each individual network devices to provision resources, apply configuration changes, and deploy network policies.

Unlike the traditional three-tier network design, Ruckus Campus Fabric collapses the network into a single logical device. This design centralizes control, simplifies deployment and management of services, and scales easily to handle growth. All the links between the switches are active at all times and traffic is load balanced. The results are:

  • Optimized performance
  • Increased resiliency
  • Faster network service deployment

Ruckus OpenFlow Hybrid Port Mode

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Ruckus OpenFlow hybrid port mode allows users to enable OpenFlow on any desired port on the Ruckus ICX switch while supporting other traditional switching features concurrently without increasing latency.

Why you should care:

Customers want to be able to create an OpenFlow overlay on top of existing production networks. The OpenFlow overlay would be used to support new premium services and SDN applications on top of the underlay network. With Ruckus hybrid port mode, a separate network is not needed to realize the benefits of SDN and OpenFlow.

sFlow

Location and Analytics

What it means:

sFlow is a standards-based packet sampling technology embedded into the Ruckus ICX Switches to provide network managers a scalable technique for measuring network traffic, collecting, storing, and analyzing traffic data. This enables tens of thousands of interfaces to be monitored from a single location.

Why you should care:

With increasing reliance on network services for business critical operations, any change in the network can impact the network performance and reliability. If sFlow is configured on various links, sFlow helps to:

  • Analyze traffic statistics and trends on those links
  • Overcome unexpected network congestion
  • Improve capacity planning