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by Brocade
Product Line: Brocade SISFM
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $292.00
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$0.00 - $292.00
Current price $292.00
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Product Description

The SI-SFM Brocade switch fabric module enhances ServerIron Chassis series with a 320 Gbps switching capacity, accommodating increased bandwidth demands from I/O modules. It supports up to 16 application cores and 32 GB of system memory, capable of managing 14,000,000 DNS queries/sec, 1,600,000 Layer 4 connections/sec, and 16,000,000 Layer 4 transactions/sec, with both Layer 4 and Layer 7 aggregate throughput at 70 Gbps. Designed for durability and efficiency, it has a physical dimension of 7.0” h × 17.5” w × 17.5” d, weighs 54.0 lbs when fully loaded, and operates within a temperature range of 0ºC to 40ºC, requiring a maximum of 952 watts power.

Key Feature for the SISFM

  • What is the switching capacity of the ServerIron ADX switch fabric modules?
    The ServerIron ADX switch fabric modules provide up to 320 Gbps of switching capacity.
  • How many application cores can the ServerIron Chassis series support?
    The maximum number of application cores supported is 16.
  • What is the maximum system memory available for the ServerIron ADX series?
    The ServerIron ADX series supports up to 32 GB of system memory.
  • How many DNS queries per second can the system handle in fast stateless mode?
    The system can handle up to 14,000,000 DNS queries per second in fast stateless mode.
  • What are the Layer 4 connections per second capabilities of the ServerIron ADX series using HTTP 1.0?
    The ServerIron ADX series can handle 1,600,000 Layer 4 connections per second using HTTP 1.0.
  • What is the maximum number of Layer 4 transactions per second using HTTP 1.1?
    The maximum number of Layer 4 transactions per second using HTTP 1.1 is 16,000,000.
  • How many Virtual IP addresses (VIPs) can the ServerIron Chassis series support?
    The ServerIron Chassis series can support up to 4096 VIPs.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the ServerIron ADX when fully loaded?
    The physical dimensions are 7.0” h × 17.5” w × 17.5” d (17.7 cm × 44.3 cm × 44.5 cm) and the weight is 54.0 lbs (24.5 kg) fully loaded.
  • What is the maximum power requirement for the ServerIron ADX series?
    The maximum power requirement for the ServerIron ADX series is 952 watts.
  • What is the hardware-based DDoS protection capability of the ServerIron Chassis series?
    The ServerIron Chassis series offers hardware-based DDoS protection up to 60,000,000 packets per second.

Product Review

The Brocade SI-SFM offers a high switching capacity of up to 320 Gbps, catering well to environments requiring significant bandwidth for server and application scalability. However, its power consumption peaks at 952 watts, which may be a concern for energy-conscious deployments. Additionally, the hardware-based DDoS protection capable of handling 60,000,000 packets per second stands out, providing a solid defense mechanism for network security.


The Brocade SI-SFM is a high-capacity switch fabric module designed for the ServerIron Chassis series, specifically the ServerIron ADX switch. It is engineered to enhance networking capabilities by offering a substantial switching capacity of up to 320 Gbps. This capacity ensures scalability, meeting the increasing bandwidth demands of I/O modules efficiently. At the core of the SI-SFM's performance are its hardware specifications. It supports a maximum of 16 application cores and a substantial system memory of up to 32 GB. These specs are critical for handling large volumes of data and maintaining high-speed data processing and transfer. The device excels in fast stateless DNS queries, managing up to 14,000,000 queries per second, and demonstrates impressive capabilities in handling Layer 4 connections with up to 1,600,000 connections per second for HTTP 1.0. Furthermore, it achieves Layer 4 transactions at a rate of 16,000,000 transactions per second for HTTP 1.1, showcasing its exceptional performance in managing web traffic. The SI-SFM's throughput is equally impressive, with both Layer 4 and Layer 7 aggregate throughputs reaching up to 70 Gbps. This ensures swift and efficient data processing and transfer, catering to high-demand network environments.
  • Maximum number of Virtual IPs (VIPs) supported is 4096.
  • Can accommodate up to 32,768 real server ports, providing extensive connectivity options.
  • Features hardware-based DDoS protection capable of handling up to 60,000,000 packets per second, ensuring network security and resilience.
Physically, the SI-SFM has dimensions of 7.0 inches in height, 17.5 inches in width, and 17.5 inches in depth (17.7 cm × 44.3 cm × 44.5 cm), and weighs 54.0 lbs (24.5 kg) when fully loaded. This form factor is designed for compatibility with 19-inch universal EIA (Telco) racks, making it suitable for standard data center installations. The unit's maximum power requirement is 952 watts, indicating its energy needs for full operation. Operating conditions for the SI-SFM are also specified to ensure reliability under various environmental conditions. It operates effectively in temperatures ranging from 0ºC /32ºF to 40ºC/104ºF and can be stored in temperatures from –25ºC/–9ºF to 70ºC /158ºF. Humidity tolerance is set at 5% to 90% for operating conditions and 5% to 95% for storage, both at relative non-condensing levels. Additionally, it can operate at altitudes up to 6600 ft. (0 to 2012 m) and be stored at up to 15,000 ft. (4500 m), ensuring its functionality in a wide range of geographical locations. In summary, the Brocade SI-SFM switch fabric module is designed to significantly enhance the networking capabilities of the ServerIron Chassis series, providing high-speed, secure, and scalable solutions for demanding network environments. Its comprehensive specifications ensure it can handle vast amounts of data with high efficiency, making it a crucial component for modern data centers seeking to maintain optimal performance.


Item Number Brocade SI-SFM
Manufacturer Brocade
Product Category Switch Fabric Module for ServerIron Chassis
Switching Capacity Up to 320 Gbps
Bandwidth Expansion Support Enables scalability for increasing I/O module demands
Application Cores Supported 16
System Memory Capacity 32 GB
DNS Query Capability Up to 14 million queries per second
Layer 4 Connections per Second 1.6 million (HTTP 1.0)
Layer 4 Transactions per Second 16 million (HTTP 1.1)
Layer 4 Throughput 70 Gbps
Layer 7 Throughput 70 Gbps
Virtual IPs Supported Up to 4096
Dimensions (H × W × D) 7.0 inches × 17.5 inches × 17.5 inches or 17.7 cm × 44.3 cm × 44.5 cm
Weight 54.0 lbs (24.5 kg) when fully configured
Power Consumption Max 952 watts
Rack Compatibility 19-inch EIA (Telco) standard
Operating Temperature Range 0ºC (32ºF) to 40ºC (104ºF)
Storage Temperature Range –25ºC (–9ºF) to 70ºC (158ºF)
Operational Humidity Range 5% to 90%, non-condensing
Storage Humidity Range 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Operational Altitude Limit Up to 6600 ft. (2012 m)
Storage Altitude Limit Up to 15,000 ft. (4572 m)
DDoS Protection Capacity Up to 60 million packets per second
Real Server Port Capacity Up to 32,768

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