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Product Line: Brocade BR-MLXE-8-AC
Product Type: Router
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,469.00
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Current price $1,469.00
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Product Description

The BR-MLXE-8-AC Brocade features 8 interface slots, a switch fabric capacity of 3.84 Tbps, and a data forwarding capacity of 1.6 Tbps, supporting high-density configurations with up to 8 100 GbE ports, 64 10 GbE ports, and 384 1 GbE ports. It delivers packet routing performance of 1.2 billion pps, and can accommodate up to 16 OC-192 (STM-64) or 64 OC-48 (STM-16) ports, housed in a 7RU space with dimensions of 17.20 in. W × 12.21 in. H × 24.0 in. D and a weight of 171 lb (78 kg). This networking hardware operates efficiently within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C, supports M+N power supply redundancy, and has a maximum power consumption of 3356 W, with a thermal output of 11,453 BTU/HR.

Key Feature for the BR-MLXE-8-AC

  • What is the switch fabric capacity of the hardware?
    The switch fabric capacity is 3.84 Tbps.
  • How many 100 GbE ports can the device support?
    It can support up to 8 100 GbE ports.
  • What are the power supply redundancy options?
    The device offers M+N power supply redundancy.
  • What is the maximum number of 10 GbE ports available?
    Up to 64 10 GbE ports can be supported.
  • What are the dimensions of the hardware?
    Dimensions are 17.20 in. W × 12.21 in. H × 24.0 in. D (43.69 cm × 31.01 cm × 60.96 cm).
  • How does the device perform in terms of packet routing?
    It has a packet routing performance of 1.2 billion pps.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude?
    The maximum operating altitude is 6600 ft (2012 m).
  • What is the data forwarding capacity?
    The data forwarding capacity is 1.6 Tbps.
  • How is the device's thermal output rated?
    The maximum thermal output is 11,453 BTU/hr.
  • What is the maximum storage temperature?
    The maximum storage temperature is -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F).

Product Review

The Brocade BR-MLXE-8-AC offers significant switching and routing capabilities with a fabric capacity of 3.84 Tbps and a data forwarding rate of 1.6 Tbps, supporting up to 8 100GbE ports, which enables scalable, high-density network infrastructures. However, its maximum power consumption of 3356W and thermal output of 11,453 BTU/hr could pose challenges for environments with limited cooling or power budgets. Additionally, the device's considerable size and weight (171 lb, 7RU) require ample rack space, potentially limiting deployment in smaller or densely populated racks.


The Brocade BR-MLXE-8-AC is a high-performance networking router designed to meet the needs of modern data centers, large enterprise networks, and service provider environments. With its advanced hardware specifications, it ensures high-speed data transmission, reliable connectivity, and scalability for future network expansions. This router features 8 interface slots, providing flexibility in network design and the capability to support a wide range of interface types. Its switch fabric capacity reaches up to 3.84 Terabits per second (Tbps), coupled with a data forwarding capacity of 1.6 Tbps. This high throughput allows for efficient data processing and transmission across networks, reducing latency and improving overall network performance. The Brocade BR-MLXE-8-AC boasts a packet routing performance of 1.2 billion packets per second (pps), enabling it to handle large volumes of data without compromising on speed or reliability. It supports a maximum of 8 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, 64 10 GbE ports, and 384 1 GbE ports, offering a versatile solution for various networking requirements. Additionally, it can accommodate up to 16 OC-192 (STM-64) ports and 64 OC-48 (STM-16) ports, further enhancing its adaptability to different network configurations. - Maximum DC and AC power consumption is rated at 3356 Watts, ensuring efficient power usage. - Maximum thermal output is 11,453 BTU/hr, which indicates its heat dissipation capability. - Dimensions of the unit are 17.20 inches wide, 12.21 inches high, and 24.0 inches deep, with a weight of 171 pounds (78 kg), making it a compact yet powerful device suitable for various installation environments. The router is designed with a 12.21-inch height, equivalent to 7 rack units (RU), making it a space-efficient choice for data centers with limited space. It incorporates M+N power supply redundancy, ensuring continuous operation even in the event of a power supply failure. This feature is critical for maintaining network uptime and reliability. In terms of environmental conditions, the Brocade BR-MLXE-8-AC operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from −25°C to 70°C. It is designed to function in environments with a relative humidity of 5% to 90% at 40°C, non-condensing, and can be stored at up to 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing. The router can operate at altitudes up to 6600 feet (2012 meters), making it versatile for different geographical locations. The Brocade BR-MLXE-8-AC stands out for its high-capacity, scalability, and reliability. Its comprehensive feature set makes it an ideal solution for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure with a device that can handle high volumes of data traffic efficiently.


Part NumberBR-MLXE-8-AC
Interface Slots Available8
Switching Capacity3.84 Terabits per second
Data Processing Rate1.6 Terabits per second
Packet Forwarding Rate1.2 billion packets per second
100 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Max8
10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Max64
1 Gigabit Ethernet Ports Max384
Max Ports for OC-192/STM-6416
Max Ports for OC-48/STM-1664
Physical Height12.21 inches/7 Rack Units
Redundancy for Power SupplyM+N
Peak DC Power Usage3356 Watts
Peak AC Power Usage3356 Watts
Heat Dissipation11,453 BTU/hr
Device Dimensions17.20 in. W × 12.21 in. H × 24.0 in. D
Unit Weight171 pounds
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C
Maximum Operating Temperature40°C
Storage Temperature Range−25°C to 70°C
Operational Humidity Range5% to 90%, non-condensing at 40°C
Maximum Storage Humidity95%, non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude6600 feet

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