Extreme's new data center switches

Staff writer
11 Feb 2010

Extreme Networks has introduced two new core and edge data centre switching solutions that it says boost the physical network with scalability and flexibility for a range of deployments.

The BlackDiamond 8900-xl modules and Summit X480 stackable switches offer data centre solutions that allow for varied network configurations and design strategies being deployed by managed hosting companies and enterprises, said Extreme Networks senior strategy director Shehzad Merchant.

The BlackDiamond 8900-xl modules include Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet data centre solutions that more than double the Layer 2 and Layer 3 table size supported and deliver a blazingly fast switching capacity of 128 Gigabits per line card.

Additionally, the BlackDiamond 8900-xl modules increase port density and scale, allowing the largest data centers to minimize network tiers while supporting increasing numbers of virtual machines.

The Summit X480 fixed configuration 48 port 10/100/1000 switch provides data centre class functionality with industry leading Layer 2/3 scalability, front-to-back airflow and dual internal hot swappable power supplies and fans.

The Summit X480 serves as a high performance data centre edge solution with robust stacking features to enable highly scalable “virtual chassis” configurations for the data centre.

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