Sunday, August 29, 2010

Voltaire Packs 48 ports of 10GbE in Top-of-Rack Switch

Voltaire Ltd. introduced a low-latency, high-performance Layer 2/3 top-of-rack switch optimized for cloud computing. The new Vantage 6048 switch features 48 ports of 10GbE line rate connectivity in a 1U box. It provides non-blocking switching throughput of 960 Gbps, low latency and power consumption of 6.3 watts/port. to deliver superior application performance as well as data center efficiency.

Voltaire said the combination of its existing Vantage 8500 Layer 2 core switches and new Vantage 6048 switches enables customers to build flat data center fabrics of more than 3,400 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with non-blocking, lossless switch fabric capacity of 69.12 Terabits per second. The company offers Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) software that orchestrates the fabric as a single logical switch, enforcing fabric-wide service policies, providing real-time fabric flow level monitoring, and simplifying fabric administration across many physical and virtual switching elements.

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