Foundry 16-slot NetIron MLX-16 AC System

Mfg.Part: NI-MLX-16-AC | CDW Part: 1177736 | UNSPSC: 43222609
  • 16 slot NetIron MLX-16 AC system with 1 management module
  • 3 switch fabric modules
  • 4 AC power supplies
  • intake and exhaust fan assembly kit
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This item was discontinued on April 12, 2018

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Main Features
  • 16 slot NetIron MLX-16 AC system with 1 management module
  • 3 switch fabric modules
  • 4 AC power supplies
  • intake and exhaust fan assembly kit
Built with Foundry's state-of-the-art, fifth-generation, network-processor-based architecture and Terabit-scale switch fabrics, the Foundry NetIron MLX Series routers offer network planners a rich set of high-performance IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, and Multi-VRF capabilities as well as advanced Layer 2 switching capabilities. These advanced switching routers offer a wide range of capabilities that address the diverse needs of environments ranging from metro networks, ISPs, data centers, large enterprises, government networks, education/research, and high performance computing (HPC).

The NetIron MLX Series includes the 4-slot NetIron MLX-4, 8-slot NetIron MLX-8, 16-slot NetIron MLX-16, and the 32-slot NetIron MLX-32. The series offers industry-leading port capacity and density with up to 128 10-GbE / 640 1-GbE ports per system, and up to 256 10-GbE / 1,280 1-GbE ports in a standard 7-foot rack.

Designed to enable reliable converged infrastructures and support mission-critical applications, the NetIron MLX Series features an advanced N+1 redundant switch fabric architecture for very high availability. The architecture ensures that the system continues to operate at peak performance even in the case of a switch fabric card failure. In the highly unlikely case of additional fabric failures, this advanced architecture allows the system to continue to operate in a graceful degradation mode where the system tunes its performance to the remaining fabric capacity. The redundant fabric architecture is complemented by comprehensive hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies, and cooling system. In addition, the Multi-Service IronWare operating system, powering the NetIron MLX Series, offers hitless management failover with BGP and OSPF graceful restart capabilities, as well as hitless (in-service) software upgrades for further enhancing both system availability and overall network availability.

A comprehensive suite of advanced traffic management and QoS functions enables the deployment of triple-play service provider networks and converged enterprise networks supporting voice, video, and data. The NetIron MLX Series offers advanced bandwidth control capabilities with two rate three color traffic policers that provide committed bandwidth to users and/or applications. The NetIron MLX switching routers also offer advanced packet marking, prioritization, queuing, and scheduling with Weighted Random Early Discard (WRED) congestion management for optimal and granular control of bandwidth utilization throughout the network.

In addition, the NetIron MLX routers provides powerful accounting, billing, and Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) to further enable service providers to drive revenue through tight service level agreements (SLA), and incremental services.

Each NetIron MLX switching router has the lowest power consumption and heat dissipation among routers in its class. The leading density of each router in this series and its small form factor yields significant real estate savings for network operators. These unique aspects of the series yield significant savings on power, cooling, and rack space costs, thereby reducing the overall operating expenditures (OpEx).

Additionally, with 40-GbE ready half slots and 100-GbE ready full slots, the NetIron MLX protects network investments. For network architects planning on deploying MPLS-based networks in the future, the NetIron MLX Series provides the ability to upgrade the infrastructure to MPLS-based services without requiring additional investment in software or hardware upgrades.