Extreme Networks announces new modules for BlackDiamond X8 switch
Dec 06, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Extreme Networks, Inc. has announced new 100GbE and 40 GbE modules for its open fabric switch, the BlackDiamond X8.
High density 'XL' 100GbE and 40 GbE switch modules offer Virtual Machines (VMs) and flow entries in the network. Extreme Networks also announced support of Big Switch Networks Software Defined Networking (SDN) applications providing progressive and centralized methods to achieve network monitoring and virtualize networks, the company said.
Extreme Networks 100/40GbE XL modules help to scale the network for a variety of highly virtualized multi-tenant cloud data centers, Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and data center core deployments. The capability to scale to a million route entries, addresses and flows, and to logically segment Multi-tenant networks with L2 broadcast domains are critical elements in building next-generation data center networks.
Extreme Networks, with its open and modular ExtremeXOS operating system, continues delivering on its SDN roadmap with support of two SDN applications: Big Switch Networks' Big Tap, providing traffic monitoring and dynamic network visibility with flow filtering. And for virtualized data center networks, Big Switch Networks' BVS (Big Virtual Switch) application virtualizes the network by provisioning the physical network into multiple logical networks across the stack, from Layer 2 to 7, the company added.
Extreme Networks new 4 port 100GbE and 12 port 40GbE modules support 100GbE and 40GbE with non-blocking, wire-speed performance of Layer 2/3 services, Layer 2/3 ACLs and flow flexibility with support of 100G-SR (100m) and 100G-OR (10Km) optics, a boost in scale of tables supported via an upgraded TCAM, and fault tolerance and redundancy with N plus1 power support.
"Infonetics expects strong growth of 40GbE today and 100GbE in the future with revenue combining to be $1.4B in 2016, as cloud and virtualized data center networks continue the trend of hosting rich services, storage and video," said Sam Barnett, directing analyst for Infonetics.
"As vendors such as Extreme Networks offer increased scale and higher density for 40/100GbE with their data center switches, it increases the flexibility for virtualized network designs and the performance and capacity available to enterprise/SP data centers, cloud hosting companies and Internet Exchanges."
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