Chassis-based Switch

Aug. 1, 2008
The Force10 Networks C-Series Switches deliver reliability, network control and scalability for high performance Ethernet environments and high-density gigabit Ethernet (GbE) aggregation for distribution into a multiple Gbps or 10 GbE backbone. Key features of the C-Series Switches include: up to 384 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports with full 15.4W Class 3 PoE support in a 13-RU chassis; up to 64 line-rate 10 GbE ports with pluggable XFP modules; intelligent power management with full 15.4W PoE (IEEE 802.3af) support across all ports; 5-microsecond switching latency under full load for 64 byte frames; and, switch fabric capacity of up to 1.53 Tbps and up to 952 Mpps L2/L3 packet forwarding capacity. High availability architecture features include a 1+1 route processor module design, continuous runtime data plane monitoring and advanced in-service CLI diagnostic functions. Additionally, power supply redundancy with load sharing power bus helps ensure uninterrupted VoIP calls during power supply failures. Force10 Networks Inc., San Jose, Calif.