According to Extreme Networks, its new data center-class switches are the most cost-effective WAN optimization solutions in the market. As mentioned in this ITP news story, the two new switches are the the BlackDiamond 8900-xl modules and Summit X480 stackable switches.
“The BlackDiamond 8900-xl modules include Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center solutions that more than double the Layer 2 and Layer 3 table size supported and deliver 128 Gigabits switching capacity per line card. The modules, which are available as an upgrade to the BlackDiamond 8800 series switch family, also increase port density and scale, to allow a large number of virtual machines while minimizing network tiers.
“The Extreme Networks Summit X480 fixed configuration 48 port 10/100/1000 switch provides data center class functionality with industry leading Layer 2/3 scalability, front-to-back airflow and dual internal hot swappable power supplies and fans. It includes an optional VIM2 slot, which is 40 Gigabit Ethernet ready, the Summit X480 supports a four port 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink module or a stacking support module which provides 40Gbps or 128Gbps throughput.”