Blade RackSwitch G8000 Series

RackSwitch G8000 48-Port

The RackSwitch G8000 is a 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch, with 48-ports of 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet, plus four optional 10 GbE uplink ports. Four of the 48 1GbE ports can be figured with SFP optics to support fibre connectivity. Figure 3 BLADE 48-port 1-GbE RackSwitch G8000-for Top-of-Rack Applications

The switch is designed with a non-blocking 176 Gbps switch fabric and an average port-to-port latency of 5.1 microseconds. Two expansion or modular slots are available to each support a 2-port 10 GbE module. The 10 GbE module comes in two flavors-2-port CX4 or 2-port SFP+. The purpose of the 10 GbE module is to enable stacking and or uplink connectivity to another switch. The G8000 is powered by 1+1 redundant AC power supplies, and consumes only 124W of power. The switch has a mini-USB console port and an out-of-band 10/100/1000 Mbps management port.

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RackSwitch G8100: 24-Port 10 GbE Low Latency Switch

The RackSwitch G8100 is a 1-RU, fixed-configuration switch, with 24-port 10 GbE. It comes in two versions-CX4 or SFP+. The CX4 version consists of 20 CX4 ports and four SFP+ ports. The CX4 ports are recessed for simplified cable management and better bend radius. The SFP+ version consists of 24 SFP+ ports. Figure 4 BLADE RackSwitch G8100-for High-Performance, Low-Latency Cluster Computing

The G8100 is ideal for high-performance cluster computing applications that require extremely low latency and high bandwidth. A 480 Gbps switch fabric delivers non-blocking, line-rate performance on all 24 ports, as well as an average port-to-port latency in of 360 nanoseconds. Like the G8000, the G8100 is designed for low power consumption, consuming only 120W of power. It is powered by 1+1 redundant AC power supplies. The switch has a DB9 console port and an out-of-band 10/100/1000 Mbps management port.

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Features & Benefits

– RackSwitch G8000

FEATURES BENEFITS
Reduced TCO Small and medium business customers as well as large enterprises can lower their overall TCO with affordable 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet networking at an affordable price.
Steel and Aluminum Construction Improves cooling efficiency which helps air conditioning costs by reducing the need for overcooling that is frequently required by the recirculation and heat issues associated with side-cooled switches.
Interoperability Software is based on Internet standards for optimal interoperability with Cisco® or other vendors’ networks.
Availability Built-in (standard) redundant fans, redundant power supplies, and HA software features.
Easy Server Provisioning ServerMobility™ enables simple bare-metal provisioning of servers and repurposing of standby servers.

– RackSwitch G8100

FEATURES BENEFITS
High performance G8100 10G Low Latency Switch provides the best combination of extremely low latency, non-blocking line-rate switching and ease of management.
Reduced TCO A combination of 10G CX-4 and SFP+ ports provides the flexibility needed for 10GbE networking at a very affordable price.
Deployment Flexibility Front-to-rear cooling for server racks and Rear-to-front cooling for rear-facing applications like storage enclosures.
Better Cooling Improves cooling efficiency which reduces air conditioning power consumption and helps avoid potential reliability concerns as a result of the heat issues associated with side cooled switches.
Easy Server Provisioning ServerMobility™ enables simple bare-metal provisioning of servers and repurposing of standby servers.

Deployment Scenarios

– RackSwitch Deployment Scenarios

The BLADE RackSwitch product family of 1 GbE and 10 GbE switches support a variety of deployment scenarios to include top-of-rack switch collocated with servers within a data center rack, and standalone campus switch for access and distribution.

– Top-of-Rack Access Switch

The RackSwitch G8000 and G8100 can be deployed as top-of-rack access switches, providing the necessary densities to aggregate large numbers of servers within a rack. Multiple switches can be trunked or stacked to increase the switch ports within a given rack. In cluster configurations, besides server connectivity, there may be other I/O needs such as storage and management which increase the required switch port count per rack. Multiple switches may also be necessary for redundant server connections and to support high availability protocols such as NIC Teaming.

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– Top-of-Rack Aggregator

When clusters of servers span multiple racks, the top-of-rack switches must be uplinked to an aggregation switch. The RackSwitchG8100 low latency10 GbE switch can serve as an aggregator for multiple top-of-rack G8000 switches. Each RackSwitchG8000 can support up to four 10 GbE uplink ports, which would connect to the RackSwitchG8100.

– Campus Aggregation

The G8100 can function as a low-cost, Layer 2, 10 GbE aggregation switch within the distribution layer of the enterprise network. The layer 3 functionality can be provided by an existing router, 10 GbE attached to the G8100. This is an unobtrusive way to increase bandwidth and performance in oversubscribed areas of the network.

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