Sunday, September 26, 2010

Vitesse Optimizes for 10G Stacking Switches

Vitesse Semiconductor introduced a simplified, low-power solution for high-density, managed Layer 2 and Layer 3 stackable, Ethernet enterprise switches.

Vitesse said it is driven to bring cost-effective carrier network features to traditional Enterprise network equipment. Its E-StaX-III switch engines provide fast forwarding with a simplified software management environment, including a single point of management that can oversee up to 768 1-GB ports and 32 10-GB ports. Typical time for failover switching between terminating traffic on one stack and recovering traffic on another stack is less than 100 ms. Worst-case latency is reduced by 50-percent within a stack, or in best cases up to 90-percent over less sophisticated management solutions.

"The unique stacking ports on E-StaX-III allow stacking connectivity between switches with no additional devices needed and over very cost efficient HDMI-like cables with up to 12G full duplex traffic forwarding per stacking port," said Martin Olsen, product marketing manager at Vitesse. "As the industry's lowest chip count solution for Carrier-oriented Enterprise applications, our customers can realize unprecedented BOM cost savings."