Brocade ICX 7750

Scale-Out Design Achieves Chassis-Like Performance

The Brocade ICX 7750 delivers chassis performance in the network’s aggregation and core switching operations. The switch’s premier speed and reliability in a flexible scale-out design enables a small deployment to add capacity as needs grow and deliver mission critical application services with complete confidence.

The Brocade ICX 7750 provides the capabilities of a chassis with the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a stackable switch. The switch delivers faster network response time via wire-speed, non-blocking performance across all ports to support latency-sensitive applications such as real-time voice or video streaming and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Up to 12 ICX 7750 switches can be stacked together to provide terabytes of aggregated stacking bandwidth with full redundancy, eliminating inter-switch bottlenecks.

Ultimate Scalability
Industry-leading 10/40 Gbps Ethernet port density and flexibility
Up to 32x40 GbE or 96x10 GbE ports per unit
Up to 5.76 Tbps of aggregated stacking bandwidth with full redundancy
Up to 10km between stacked switches
Continuous Productivity
6 full-duplex 40 Gbps stacking ports per switch
Software updates without downtime with In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU)
Instantaneous hitless failover
Redundant power supplies with hot-swappable, and load-sharing capabilities
Affordable Growth
Flexible distributed chassis stacking architecture
Start small and add capacity via stacking as needs grow
1U form factor saves rack space and power in wiring closets
  • Switching Capacity (max)
    2.56 Tbps
  • Available ports
    48 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
    48 1 GbE SFP ports
    Up to 48 10 GbE RJ-45 ports
    Up to 96 10 GbE SPF+ ports with breakout cables
    Up to 32 40 GbE QSFP+ ports
  • Switches per stack (max)
  • Aggregated stacking bandwidth
    5.76 Tbps
  • PoE technology
  • Redundant power option
  • sFlow
  • OpenFlow (SDN)
  • Campus Fabric technology
  • L3 Capabilities
    Base L3, RIP, OSFP, BGP, VRF
  • Hot-swappable PSUs and fans
  • Front-to-back or back-to-front airflow
  • MCT
  • EEE
  • IPsec VPN
  • MACsec

Brocade Campus Fabric Technology


What it means:

Based on open standard IEEE 802.1BR Bridge Port Extension technology, Brocade 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, Brocade 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

Brocade OpenFlow Hybrid Port Mode


What it means:

Brocade’s OpenFlow hybrid port mode allows users to enable OpenFlow on any desired port on the Brocade 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 Brocade hybrid port mode, a separate network is not needed to realize the benefits of SDN and OpenFlow.



What it means:

sFlow is a standards-based packet sampling technology embedded into the Brocade 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