IBEx G20e


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The Global Fabric Extender (IBEx™) G20e platform utilizes Bay Microsystems’ proprietary packet and transport processing technology to provide seamless Ethernet Data Center Bridging (DCB) fabric extension functionality through wide area network adaptation and tunneling capabilities over a variety of protocols. The IBEx supports and interoperates with virtually any network topology thereby enabling unencumbered, line-rate Ethernet extension over a diverse array of high-performance wide area network protocols and deployment scenarios.

The IBEx G20e platform provides interface support for up to two 10G Ethernet links delivering low-cost client-side Ethernet DCB network adaptation to over a variety of 10G wide area network infrastructures all within a low power (<150 watts), compact 1U form-factor platform. This allows the IBEx to enable IT managers to maintain protocol continuity beyond a single site to virtually anywhere around the globe without the need to modify existing applications.

The IBEx G20e platform includes support for a broad spectrum of network interfaces, which allows interworking of most high-speed networking protocols, including 1/10G Ethernet, SONET OC-192/SDH STM-64, ITU-T G.709/G.975.1-I.4 OTU2, or dark fiber. All this can be done utilizing IBEx’s ultra-low latency architecture with an unprecedented port-to-port latency for most applications.


The IBEx DCB Ethernet product family is designed to work with a broad range of applications allowing compute and storage resources to be shared between data centers. This includes:

  • Global file systems and storage architectures
  • High performance computing and visualization
  • Low latency trading and market data feeds with disaster recovery
  • Multi-site clustered databases and data warehousing
  • Distributed healthcare and medical imaging applications
Chassis and Power
Dimensions17.26” W x 19.40” D x 1.72” H (43.85 cm x 49.27 cm x 4.36 cm)
Weight Fully configured, 21.0 lbs. (9.53 kg)
High Availability Redundant, hot-swappable AC power supplies and fan trays
Power Supplies Dual AC input, auto-voltage sensing (90-264 VAC (47-63 Hz))
Power Consumption 140 Watts
Client Interfaces
Management Ethernet, 1 x RJ45 (Full Duplex 10/100/1000BASE-T); Serial, 1 x RJ45 (RS-232)
1G Ethernet 4 x 1G SFP pluggable transceiver
10G Ethernet 2 x 10G SFP+ pluggable transceiver
WAN Interface
10G WAN 2x10G XFP pluggable transceiver
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Ethernet LAN
1G Ethernet(4) SFP(2) SFP(2) SFP
10G Ethernet(2) SFP+(4) SFP+-
40G Ethernet--(1) QSFP
Data Rate10G40G40G
SONET / SDH (2) 10G XFP pluggable transceiver(1) 300-pin MSA 40G Transponder(1) 300-pin MSA 40G Transponder
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