The Foundry BigIron series features innovative engineering and design, and was one of the first chassis to be 10-Gigabit when it was released in 1998. BirIron’s reliable IronCore ASIC architecture delivers hardware-based switching that improves network bandwidth to support next generation technology.
All Foundry BigIron systems have been built to provide flawless non-blocking wire-speed switching capacity and support an impressive set of protocols. Models like the The 15-slot BigIron 15000, allow up to 178 Million packets per second (Mpps) in a single chassis which allows nearly double the performance of the closest competitor in only half the actual size. Unlike other network hardware, The 4, 8, and 15-slot chassis offer total investment protection by making upgrading and replacing modules a snap without disruption or any downtime. Because all Bigiron modules are interchangeable, just add a new interface module into your chassis and you will be ready to roll.
- True non-blocking, High-density ports, Wire-Speed ACLs, VRRP
- Secure IronShield multi-layered protection, redundant AC and DC Power Supply Options
- Powerful IP Routing, multicast support including IP, IPX, AppleTalk, OSPF, BGP4, IGMP, DVMRP, PIM
- Internet Traffic Management Layer 4-7 Switching. Local/Global Server Load Balancing, URL/Cookie Switching, Firewall Load Balancing, Cache Switching
- Compact, Nearly Double the 10Gbe capacity of their competitors
For more documentation, you can refer to Foundry Networks’ BigIron Company Literature.
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BgIron RX: now comes in Green! Aside from delivering the industry’s highest 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) density, this powerful switch dramatically reducing power/gigabit of performance. By delivering more than twice the 10GbE and GbE density of their nearest competitors, Bigiron RX switches lower overall power consumption, saving you some green while helping ease global energy usage. This caught the eyes of Interop, which honored Foundry with the 2008 “Best of Interop” green award. As it turns out, saving the planet is good for your wallet. Who knew?
Need more reasons to choose BigIron? In 2003, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory chose the BigIron MG8 and the BigIron 15000 switches to power their technology demonstrations at the Dept. of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) booth for the 2003 Supercomputing Conference. To test high-data rate performance, their Lustre File System demonstration relied on Foundry’s high-density, non-blocking architecture to transfer data over a two-thousand mile network. Considering what Foundry BigIron can do for the NNSA, imagine what it can do for your network.
Townsend Networks proudly stands behind all of the Foundry BigIron Models we stock, and recommend them to any enterprise business looking for expandable 10Gbe ready network capacity. Looking for something even more powerful? Check out our inventory of Foundry ServerIron products.
5-Year Foundry/Brocade Warranty
As the world’s largest reseller of refurbished Brocade hardware, we offer an extended 5-Year warranty to end-users for every piece of gear we deliver. This warranty includes advance replacement, which means when you call us to report a problem, our technical team will work with you quickly to assess the problem. If we cannot overcome it, we ship a replacement unit immediately. Your sales rep will then provide an email to you with RMA instructions for returning the faulty unit.
*In the event we cannot supply a replacement unit, we will provide a refund or credit once faulty unit is returned.
The defective product must be received by Townsend Networks within 30 calendar days from the date the RMA is issued. A defective product received by Townsend Networks more than 30 calendar days from the date the RMA is issued will not be accepted by Townsend Networks and will not be eligible for repair, replacement or credit.
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