Press Release Summary:
Equipped with ultra-deep packet buffering, buffer allocation tunability, and non-blocking, line-rate switching, S-Series S60 Top-of-Rack GbE Switch eliminates network congestion at I/O associated with heavy use of server virtualization as well as bursty streaming and storage applications. Unit provides 44 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports, 4 GbE SFP ports, and up to 4 optional 10 GbE uplinks in 1-RU. JumpStart bare-metal auto-configuration tool facilitates switch provisioning.
Original Press Release:
Force10 is Proud to Announce: S-Series S60 Top-of-Rack GbE Switch
The Force10 S-Series S60 is the industry's first GbE top-of-rack (ToR) switch purpose-built for increasing network performance and lowering operational costs at the rack edge in highly virtualized data center network environments. Equipped with ultra-deep packet buffering, buffer allocation "tunability" and non-blocking, line-rate switching, the S60 eliminates the network congestion at the I/O associated with heavy use of server virtualization as well as bursty streaming and storage applications.
Answering Data Center Challenges
The S60 was designed to answer the key ToR challenges related to performance, configuration flexibility, power and cooling efficiency, and reliability. The scalable, compact S60 switch provides 48 GbE ports and up to four optional 10 GbE uplinks in just 1-RU to conserve valuable rack space. In addition, the S60 introduces the new "JumpStart" bare metal auto-configuration feature to simplify ToR switch provisioning and help customers drive standardization in their data centers.
The S60 design is also purpose-built for data center operations, supporting front-to-back or back-to-front airflow, redundant hot-swappable power supplies and fans, and low power consumption to reduce energy costs and increase reliability.
- 44 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports
- 4 GbE SFP ports
- 2-port 10 GbE (LAN PHY, pluggable SFP+ modules)
- 2-port 12 Gbps stacking module
- 1-port 24 Gbps stacking module
We would be more than happy to provide additional information or a demonstration.
Louise D. Fouracre