Monday, October 11, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Packs 256 10GigE ports in Enterprise Switch

Alcatel-Lucent introduced a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GigE) enterprise switch as part of its new "Application Fluent Networks" strategy, which optimizes the enterprise network for real-time applications.

The new OmniSwitch 10K Modular LAN Chassis delivers five terabit per second (5 Tbps) of wire rate switching capacity. This enables a density of up to 256 10GigE ports. However, power consumption is rated at less than 1.5 watts per non-blocking Gigabit per second of bandwidth. Alcatel-Lucent is also introducing unique virtual queuing technology that enables fine-tuned application delivery control that prioritizes traffic.

"Enterprises today are facing an explosion of end-user devices, as well as extremely challenging delivery requirements for real-time sensitive communication applications, such as video conferencing" said Nicolas De Kouchkovsky, Alcatel-Lucent CMO for its Enterprise business. "It is no longer enough to just throw bandwidth at the problem. Our OmniSwitch 10K meets the challenge with intelligent management of available resources and applications through simplified network architecture and dynamic policy management."

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