Allied Telesis rolls out Line Rate Terabit Switching Fabric for its SwitchBladeR x8100 Ethernet/IP Switching Series

7th May 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Allied Telesis-logoNew Delhi, 6th May, 2014: Allied Telesis, a provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and leading player in the deployment of IP Triple Play
networks field, today announced the launch of a significant upgrade to its
SwitchBladeR x8100 Series next-generation intelligent chassis switches via
its new CFC960 controller card.

The CFC960 controller card offers 960Gbps of switching
capacity, delivering throughput of 1.92Tbps per chassis. Dual CFC960
controller cards deliver 160Gbps, per line card slot, doubling the
throughput of the existing Allied Telesis CFC400 controller card. In
addition, the CFC960 unlocks new features such as Virtual Routing and
Forwarding (VRF) Lite, and Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStackT) Plus, which
allows two chassis to be stacked to form a virtual switch for increased
reliability and reduced management overhead. These new features are ideal
for large-scale enterprise and hosting environments.

The CFC960 also supports Allied Telesis Management FrameworkT (AMF), a tool for simplifying network management and reducing everyday network operating costs. The CFC960 can either be a member of an AMF network or can act as a master for up to 120 nodes.

“We are seeing considerable interest in the SwitchBlade platform among
education, healthcare, and enterprise customers. These customers are under pressure to do more with less, and are increasingly looking for alternatives to their current networking vendor. AMF has enabled many organizations to deploy networks in a fraction of the time, reduce operational expenditure, and enable their staff to focus on improving service delivery within their
organizations,” commented Sato Seiichiro, Global Product Marketing Director at Allied Telesis.

Allied Telesis launched its flagship SwitchBlade x8100 Series chassis in
2012, targeting medium-scale enterprise networking applications. Due to its
powerful, reliable feature set and low running costs, it has become a
popular choice for cost-conscious users in markets such as local government, healthcare, and education. With its new controller card option, Allied Telesis now doubles the chassis performance and adds a range of new
features, making the SwitchBlade x8100 Series ideal for larger-scale
networks.

Sato added, “The massive switching capacity of the CFC960 enables the
SwitchBlade x8100 Series chassis to be used as a core device in a large
enterprise network. Combined with powerful software, the existing range of
line cards, and a soon-to-be-released 16-port 10GE SFP+ line card, the
SwitchBlade x8100 Series chassis provides a versatile solution for a wide
variety of applications, requiring different speeds and feeds.”

The CFC960 features a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU that ensures a supremely reliable
and robust networking platform, which is suited for the most rigorous
applications. With the increased use of virtualization and hosted or
cloud-based applications, networks are now more dynamic than ever. The
Allied Telesis AlliedWare PlusT multi-threaded operating system has been
specifically designed to take advantage of multi-core CPUs. Even within the
most demanding environments, the CFC960 will remain responsive and stable, and network operations will continue to perform predictably.

The CFC960 features four 10GE SFP+ ports on the front panel to provide
additional uplink capacity. Alternatively, they can be used with VCStack
Plus for high capacity dedicated stacking-allowing two SwitchBlade x8100
Series chassis to be stacked together with up to 160Gbps stacking bandwidth.

VCStack Plus is built using the same stacking technology that Allied Telesis
uses for its AlliedWare Plus 1RU switches, for a feature-rich, stable, and
consistent user experience..

The CFC960 for the SwitchBlade x8100 is available at authorized Allied Telesis suppliers.

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