Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions, announces enhancements to the SwitchBlade x8100 series products. As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, Allied Telesis has announced a series of enhancements to both the hardware and operating system features of the SwitchBlade x8100 series.
The SwitchBlade x8106 chassis
Although a number of customers are interested in a large chassis-based switch, many mid-sized enterprise organisations are looking for the benefits of a chassis-based switch – such as performance and resilience – in a compact chassis. To meet these needs, Allied Telesis will release the SwitchBlade x8106 chassis. This product delivers all the features and benefits of the SwitchBlade x8112, in a compact 4RU 6-slot chassis.
The CFC960 control module
Organisations such as schools, universities, hospitals and large government customers, need solutions that deliver performance, density and a large total port count. To meet these requirements, Allied Telesis has released the CFC960 control module, which is capable of delivering a total of 1.92Tbps and supporting 160 10GbE ports in a single 7RU chassis. Along with exceptional high performance, the CFC960 also supports Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack). This enables two SwitchBlade x8100 chassis to operate and be managed as a single entity, delivering complete redundancy to large scale network environments.
Allied Management Framework (AMF)
In July 2013, the organisation released Allied Management Framework (AMF) – a technology designed to reduce the cost and complexity of managing network infrastructure. Research has shown that up to 60% of the total cost of owning and operating network infrastructure comes from routine tasks, so AMF was created to automate these tasks, thus reducing the total cost of ownership. At the time of its release, AMF was capable of managing up to 40 network nodes, the equivalent of almost 300 switches. With further enhancements and the subsequent release of the CFC960, AMF can now manage up to 120 nodes – nearly 1000switches. This meets the needs of all but the largest of networks.
“With these enhancements, Allied Telesis has made significant improvements to its SwitchBlade x8100 family and can now meet a huge range of network requirements, from mid-enterprise to large government organisations. And with AMF embedded within the network, there is no other solution on the market that delivers the same performance while also assisting users to reduce their total cost of ownership,” said Mr Subhasish Gupta, Country Manager – India & SAARC at Allied Telesis .
With over 25 years of experience, Allied Telesis has focused its activities on the development of networking solutions and IP network architectures that are in accordance with market standards, and optimized for innovative applications demanded by end-users. As a result, their solutions and products meet the increased marketplace demand for performance, quality of service and security.