Brocade ServerIron ADX

Brocade ServerIron ADXLoad Director and Load Balancing for Application Delivery & Virtualization

The Brocade ServerIron ADX series delivers the next-generation application delivery functionality required for today’s consolidated & virutalized IT infrastructures. Able to support cloud-based architectures as well as more traditional IT environments, the ServerIron ADX Layer 4-7 solutions are perfect for application delivery and traffic management.

Scaling up to 70Gbps of throughput and supporting up to 3 million connections per second, these application delivery switches delivery superior HTTP performance for demanding workloads that require enterprise-class performance. All models feature low packet-switching latecy of 20 microseconds.

Application Delivery

For applications that require low latency and high-performance, such as BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Lync Server, Oracle, SAP, Siebel, as well as core infrastructure services like DNS, RADIUS, firewalls, and caching, the Brocade ServerIron delivers uninterrupted, 20 microsecond packet-switching for low-latency performance.

Other application delivery functions include:

  • infastructure load balancing
  • efficient load balancing
  • application health monitoring
  • Layer 7 content inspection
  • SSL & server connection offload
  • application infrastructure agility

Application Orchestration & Management

The Brocade ServerIron ADX application delivery switches include a range of capabilties that simplify the installation, configuration, operation and management of application delivery infrastructure. Features include:

  • Brocade Application Resource Broker
  • flexible control interfaces (CLI, programmatic, web GUI, SNMP)
  • Brocade Network Advisor

Seamless IPv6 transition

The ServerIron ADX eases IPv6 transitions by enabling IPv4 networks to interoperate with IPv6 networks with NAT64 translation. This features eliminates the need to immediately perform forklife upgrades to become compatible with IPv6.

IPv4 application can also be advertised as IPv6 with the VIP (Virtual IP) service of the Server Iron ADX switches. This way, existing IPv4 servers and applications can be migrated slowly with minimal disruptions or accelerating hardware upgrade cycles.

Availability Features

The Brocade ServerIron ADX application delivery switches include a number of features that help users provide maximum avilability for nonstop delivery of business-critical application with a range of capabilities, including:

  • high availability
  • site redundancy with GSLB
  • site redundancy with Healthy Route Injection

Brocade ServerIron ADX Specifications

Platform ServerIron ADX 10000 ServerIron ADX 4000 ServerIron ADX 1000
Layer 4-7 Application Throughput 70Gbps 35Gbps 9Gbps
Maximum SSL transactions/second 224,000 112,000 28,000
Maximum concurrent connections 128,000,000 64,000,000 15,000,000
Maximum concurrent sessions 256,000,000 128,000,000 32,000,000
Maximum application cores 32 16 4
Maximum system memory 64GB 32GB 8GB
Maximum 1Gbps Ethernet ports Up to 48 copper or fiber Up to 24 copper or fiber Up to 16 copper
Maximum 10Gbps Ethernet ports 16 8 2

Maximum real servers

16,384 16,384 4,096
Maximum application ports 32,768 32,768 8,192

Protocol Support

  • TCP
  • UDP
  • HTTP
  • SSL
  • FTP
  • TFTP
  • SMTP
  • IMAP4
  • POP3
  • LDAP
  • DNS
  • WTS
  • SIP
  • NNTP
  • MMS
  • RTSP

Load Balancing Methods

  • Lease Connections
  • Round Robinn
  • Weighted
  • Enhanced weighted
  • Weighted round robin
  • Dynamic weighted
  • Response time

Layer 2/3 capabilities

  • 32,000 MAC addresses
  • 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol
  • 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • 802.1ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol
  • VLANs
  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • Static routing
  • Dynamic routing - RIPv2, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, IS-IS, Multiprotocol BGP, VRRP/E


  • SSHv2
  • Telnet
  • SNMP v1, v2 and v3
  • Command line
  • Web-based GUI
  • Brocade Application Resource Broker
  • Brocade Network Advisor

Standards compliance

  • 802.3 10 BaseT
  • 802.3u 100 BaseT
  • 802.3z 1000 BaseSX
  • 802.3z 1000 BaseLX
  • 802.3ae 10GbE

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