Monday, October 13, 2008

Woven Introduces Top-of-Rack 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Woven Systems, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, introduced a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) top-of-rack switch designed for data centers. The 24-port TRX 200 joins Woven's TRX 100, a 48-port Gigabit Ethernet switch with four 10 GE uplinks, giving customers greater flexibility in configuring either non-blocking or oversubscribed data center networks.

Woven said its new TRX 200 sets a new price/performance standard at less than $500 per 10 GE port. The TRX 200 switch is a single rack unit high with 24 SFP+ 10 GE ports that can also function as 1 GE ports. It also includes four 10/100/1000 switched Ethernet ports, along with two additional Ethernet management ports and a single console port. Management options include Web browser, Telnet remote log-in, a command line interface (CLI) and SNMPv3. High availability features include field-swappable redundant AC or DC power supplies, and a field-replaceable fan tray.

The U.S. list price is $11,995, or less than $500 per SFP+ port.