GbE Switch features high-capacity 136 Gbps switch fabric.

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.

Key Features

  • The 1-RU S60 switch delivers 48 access ports:

    - 44 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports

    - 4 GbE SFP ports

  • Plus, the S60 provides two optional high-speed slots that support any of the following uplink modules:

    - 2-port 10 GbE (LAN PHY, pluggable SFP+ modules)

    - 2-port 12 Gbps stacking module

    - 1-port 24 Gbps stacking module

  • Ultra-deep packet buffering (1.25 GB) eliminates congestion associated with bursty multimedia and storage applications
  • Data center optimized design supports front-to-back airflow for hot/cold aisles, rear rack mounts, and redundant hot-swappable AC or DC power and fans
  • "JumpStart" bare-metal auto-configuration tool simplifies switch provisioning
  • High-capacity 136 Gbps switch fabric delivers line-rate switching performance
  • VirtualScale stacking technology enables up to 12 S60 switches to be managed as a single unit*
  • Modular FTOS with advanced monitoring and serviceability functions
  • VirtualView provides real-time network and application traffic monitoring for virtualized data centers
  • Open Automation-ready S60 design provides 2 GB of control path memory and 8 GB of control path SD Flash
  • Full complement of standards-based Layer 2, IPv4 and IPv6 features for unicast and multicast applications
  • Supports 9,252 byte jumbo frames
  • Designed for NEBS compliance

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