Category Archives: Foundry Ethernet Switch/Router

TeamKCI Steps Up Worldwide Foundry® Support Effort

In early August the Brocade® FastIron Edge X, a former star in the Brocade®/Foundry® product line, reached End-of-Support (EOS). This announcement followed July’s announcement that the Brocade®/Foundry® BigIron RX had also reached EOS.

In October 2018, the MLX-4-S, MLX-8-S and the MLX-16-S will reach End-of-Support. These End-of-Support status changes come after seven other Foundry® products reached EOS from July 2016 through July 2018.

This will be followed by four more scheduled product EOS announcements slated for the first half of 2019, including the flagship FastIron SX Series. All told Brocade®’s pledge to get out of the IP business is coming true faster than many thought.

Brocade®/Foundry® End-of-Support Table
(Includes Upcoming Announcement)

If you are concerned about support for your legacy Brocade®/Foundry® network, call, write or email TeamKCI. You can also contact us via social media. We’ll support your Foundry® platforms for as long as you wish to use them. We’ll also charge you a lot less to maintain these platforms than Brocade® did when they were still willing to maintain them.

Whatever is left of your Foundry® FastIron, ServerIron, BigIron, TurboIron, and EdgeIron platforms TeamKCI will support it to the highest standards for far less than Broadcom, Brocade® or Foundry® ever charged you.
Think of us as the alternative…The Switch Capital of the World, since 1982.

Brocade® is the registered trademark of Broadcom Inc.

98% of Foundry® Machines Reach EOS in 15 Months

September 3, 2019 looms as an important End-of-Support (EOS) date for almost all Foundry® products manufactured under the Foundry® logo.

Foundry® End-of-Support notifications are spread across all five Foundry® product lines – NetIron, ServerIron, BigIron, FastIron and TurboIron – and will cover such popular and successful products as: FastIron SuperX, FastIron LS Series, NetIron MLX, FastIron GS, BigIron RX and FastIron Edge X.

TeamKCI is America’s leading specialist for Foundry® products (and newer era Foundry® Ethernet products manufactured by Brocade®). We maintain the entire Foundry® product line and guaranty our customers that we will continue to maintain Foundry® products for as long as they choose to use them. Giving customers plenty of time to continue using their Foundry® networking gear while planning an orderly migration path to their next Ethernet platform.

We would like to help you evaluate your Foundry® support options. Please give us a call at 1-201-934-6500 ext. 23. Or, send an email to with a list of the Foundry® products in use. We’ll help support your customer’s Foundry® networking gear until they are ready to replace it. After all TeamKCI has been maintaining switch equipment since 1982.

Brocade® is the registered trademark of Broadcom Inc.