Monday, October 31, 2005

Force10 Debuts 16-port 10GigE Card Priced at $3,600/Port

Force10 Networks has increased the 10 Gigabit Ethernet density of the TeraScale E-Series to an industry-leading 224 ports per system. The density is achieved with the introduction of a 16-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet card, which delivers a per port list price of $3,600. The high density 16-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet card for the TeraScale E1200 and E600 will be generally available December 15, 2005, with a U.S. list price of $57,500. The high density 8-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet card for the TeraScale E300 will be listed at $37,500.

Increasingly, higher capacity servers are generating traffic that is greater than one Gigabit per second, creating a bottleneck between the server and switch. The new Force10 16-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet card enables data center managers to directly connect to high performance servers to guarantee line-rate throughput between the servers and the TeraScale E-Series.

Force10 said the dramatic decline in 10 Gigabit Ethernet port prices has, in large part, driven the increasing adoption of the technology. The company predicts that as the price of a single 10 Gigabit Ethernet port falls below the cost of 10 single Gigabit Ethernet ports, adoption will continue to accelerate.

  • Force10 Networks introduced the industry's first 90-port Gigabit Ethernet line card, increasing the density of its 14-slot TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers to more than 1,260 Gigabit Ethernet ports per chassis.

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