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Used Brocade Networking Hardware A Good Choice for Data Centers

For IT administrators looking to upgrade their data centers, or those who are starting one from scratch, one solution is to buy used networking hardware. Brocade networking hardware is some of the best in the business.

The NetIron XMR series of routers offers a powerful multi-terabit architecture with 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 100 GbE connectivity. They’re targeted toward demanding Internet backbone and service provider applications. These routers support both IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS connectivity, as well as Software Defined Networking (SDN), so that data centers can be ready for the future while still supporting today’s Internet. Buying used Brocade hardware is a cost-effective way to add powerful capabilities to data centers.


This module offers a 4-port, 10-gigabit Ethernet Interface while using XFP optics. Existing XMR customers can add this module for extra connectivity.

The Brocade NetIron MLX series is aimed at data centers that have even more demanding requirements. Like the XMR series, these core routers support up to 100 GbE, as well as 40 GbE and 10 GbE routing. The module also supports Pv4, IPv6, and MPLS networking.


Like the XMR-10Gx4, this MLXe module is also designed to be added to an existing router. It offers a four-port 10 GbE connectivity, but can also support up to 512,000 IPv4 routes in the FIB (Forwarding Information Base), giving administrators a lot of flexibility in routing for network bridging and routing. It can even support up to 1 million routes with a license upgrade.

The main difference between the MLX and MLXe series is that the latter is “high-end,” able to support bigger and faster networks with more nodes, as seen by the vast number of routes it can support.


This MLX/MLXe module offers similar capabilities to the above module, but offers eight 10 GbE ports with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS connectivity using XFP optics rather than just four. It supports up to 1 million routes over high speed switch fabric modules.

Why Buy from Townsend Networks?

If you choose to buy used Brocade hardware from Townsend Networks, you can rest assured that you’ll be getting good value for your money. We offer a five-year warranty on all Brocade products we sell. We also offer best-in-class support, so you can minimize downtime. When you’re a service provider, your reputation and your livelihood is on the line, so you want the best hardware and support in the business, even for used networking hardware. We sell the full range of used Brocade hardware products at up to 80 percent off of the retail list price.

Data centers looking to get rid of old equipment can also sell used Brocade hardware to Townsend Networks. Contact us at 866-IT-ASSET or sales@townsendnetworks.com for more information.