New user demands and technology advances are increasingly putting pressure on campus networks requiring them to scale to support more devices and deliver more bandwidth. The rapid growth in wireless traffic, accelerated by the adoption of 802.11ac and 802.11ax Wi-Fi, is propelling the migration from 1GbE to Multi-gigabit at the access and, driving the need for faster networks at the aggregation and core.
Organizations are rapidly migrating applications from private data centers to the cloud requiring always-on, reliable, high-speed connections to the cloud and resulting in reduced data centers size for which most large chassis/routers are overkill and too complex and expensive to deploy.
Traditional enterprise networks were architected to utilize chassis systems to deliver reliable, high-speed, and scalable routing capabilities to the campus. With recent advances in network processors these capabilities can be packaged into a more flexible stackable switch design. This opens the door to new network architectures where the core can be distributed across the campus, deploying ports and switching capacity directly where they are needed.
The Ruckus® ICX® 7850 Switch is designed to meet these new challenges. It delivers nonblocking line-rate performance on all ports concurrently, with a switching capacity up to 6.4 Tbps. It supports the next generation Ethernet speeds with 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet at the aggregation and 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet at the core to meet high volume of traffic driving from the edge into the core. It also supports a rich array of routing protocols and delivers a range of high-availability hardware and software features.
Like the rest of the ICX family, the ICX 7850 also offers a range of features designed to simplify network deployment and management such as advanced stacking, and zero touch provisioning.
- Network core layer can be distributed across the campus, deploying ports and switching capacity where they are needed.
- The performance, scalability, and availability of a high-end enterprise-class chassis.
- The deployment flexibility of fixed form factor switches
- Up to 32x 40/100 GbE ports per switch.
- Up to 8x 100 GbE stacking ports, 1.6 Tbps of stacking bandwidth per switch.
- Deliver the performance and scalability required by future generations of wireless access points, IoT and LTE devices.
- Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans
- In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU)
- Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT) for core failover with load-balancing
- Hitless stack insertion and removal