The new network, named Monon100, is up to 10 times faster than the current networks. It enables
The clear need for faster connectivity has forced advanced education and research institutes to methodically plan for both immediate and future capacity requirements. This network traffic surge affects everything from the IU research and education networks to the global public Internet where bandwidth is doubling every 18 to 24 months. Since the Monon100 network is designed to transport petabytes of complex data, it is critical in reducing the time to achieve the results necessary for educational and scientific progress. Similar to other organizations with high volumes of variable traffic flows and sustained bandwidth growth requirements, IU needed a highly reliable yet cost-effective solution with dense 10 and 100 GbE routing capabilities -- with the ability to deliver massive scalability for anticipated bandwidth swells in the future.
"A network as fast as Monon100 dramatically improves researchers' ability to handle very large data sets," said
Education and research institutes, including High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments, must continually evaluate their networking requirements to manage massive volumes of scientific- and medical-related data. Delivering up to four times the 100 GbE wire-speed density and nine times the system capacity of competing routers, Brocade® MLXe Series Core Routers help simplify the Monon100 network with significantly less infrastructure and operational overhead. The routers support 32 wire-speed 100 GbE ports, delivering a total switching capacity of 15.36 Terabits in a single chassis.
To help reduce operational expenditures and promote advanced customer expansion, the 2-port 100 GbE blades cost just a fraction of competitive offerings and offer the widest range of supported CFP optics. When installed in the Brocade MLXe routers, these blades enable customers to deploy the industry's first Terabit-per-second trunk, which utilizes multiple ports in a single logical link for greater bandwidth and reduced management up to capacities of 1.6 Terabits.
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