IBEx

Extending local high performance data fabrics beyond the four walls of the data center

Over the years, Bay Microsystems has built a solid reputation within the networking industry for the company’s IBEx™ Global Fabric Extender platforms, meeting the need for seamless Ethernet and InfiniBand fabric extension across the globe with ultra-high network utilization, ultra-low latency and jitter, and deterministic/lossless transport.

The product portfolio utilizes Bay’s proprietary packet and transport processing technology along with enhanced buffering and end-to-end flow control to reliably extend native InfiniBand and lossless Ethernet Data Center Bridging (DCB) fabrics over campus, metro and wide area networks spanning from just a few miles to thousands of miles. This capability enables IT managers to maintain protocol continuity beyond a single site to virtually anywhere around the globe without the need to modify existing applications or the local InfiniBand or Ethernet DCB network.

Bay’s next generation FX Series (learn more about the FX Series here) builds on the success of the legacy IBEx platforms and ushers in a new, more advanced solution for extending high performance fabrics beyond the data center and over virtually any multipoint MAN/WAN configuration.

Benefits
  • Extending high performance fabrics beyond the four walls of the data center
  • Preserve capital investment in existing networks while augmenting their performance
  • Expand existing WAN link capacity and reduce the recurring operating expenses
  • Enable new services to enhance revenue generation
Features
  • Seamlessly extends 4X InfiniBand QDR and 1G/10/40G Ethernet to any point on the globe over standard optical and packet switched networks
  • Delivers flexible site-to-site InfiniBand subnet bridging capabilities all within a low-power, compact 1U form-factor platform
  • Supports Data Center Bridging extensions for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) applications
  • Fully-optimized cut-through packet processing architecture with ultra-low port-to-port latency
  • Provides enhanced buffering and end-to-end flow control to reliably extend all native Ethernet and InfiniBand protocols over campus, metro, and wide area networks

IBEx Product Family

IBEx G5x

4x InfiniBand QDR and 4x 1G Ethernet extension over 2x SONET OC-48/12/3, SDH STM-16/4/1, or 1G Ethernet

IBEx M10

4X InfiniBand QDR and 2x 1G Ethernet extension over 10G Ethernet

IBEx M20

Dual 4X InfiniBand QDR and 4x 1G Ethernet extension over 10G Ethernet for multisite applications

IBEx G10

4X InfiniBand QDR and 2x 1G Ethernet extension over SONET OC-192/SDH STM-64 or ITU-T G.709 OTU2

IBEx G20

Dual 4X InfiniBand QDR and 4x 1G Ethernet extension over SONET OC-192/SDH STM-64 or ITU-T G.709 OTU2 for multisite applications

IBEx M40

4X InfiniBand QDR, 2x 1G Ethernet, and 2x 10G Ethernet extension over 40G Ethernet

IBEx G40

4X InfiniBand QDR, 2x 1G Ethernet, and 2x 10G Ethernet extension over SONET OC-768/SDH STM-256 or ITU-T G.709 OTU3