IP Networking Leader Expands its Popular Range of ‘x’ Series Switches
a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play networks, today announced that it has launched its x930 Series of high-performance distribution switches. With five models in the Series, offering a variety of port configurations with support for 10 Gigabit uplinks and the power of Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack™), the x930 Series has the flexibility and performance for demanding aggregation and distributed core applications.
The x930 Series supports Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF), an exclusive Allied Telesis technology that enables organizations to reduce operational expenditures and helps IT administrators reduce their daily workloads. By automating many common management tasks such as replacing failed units, modifying configurations, upgrading firmware, or extending the network, AMF provides IT administrators with a unified management interface and zero-touch device installation and recovery, which saves substantial time and money-a major advantage where large numbers of access switches are deployed.
The Allied Telesis x930 Series unifies the management of large-scale wired and wireless networks on a single platform to reduce complexity and increase administrative consistency. The Allied Telesis Wireless Manager runs as an application on the x930 Series to further reduce costs and improve service levels across the wireless infrastructure. When the Wireless Manager is run in conjunction with AMF, the benefits of a unified management interface are multiplied across the entire wired and wireless networks, simplifying management and reducing the burden of running and maintaining a wireless network.
As a distribution switch, the x930 Series is ideal for medium to large organizations such as schools, hospitals, and government agencies providing the flexibility of a variety of different port configurations with the power of Allied Telesis VCStack. And for small- to medium-sized organizations, the x930 Series is an ideal core switch with the intelligence of AMF to reduce operational expenditures through network automation and the ability to integrate wired and wireless networks as a single platform.
“In managed service provider environments, the x930 Series bridges the gap to future SDN-NFV-managed services, as well as provides a roadmap to MPLS/MEF 2.0 services,” stated Mr Philip Yim, Allied Telesis Senior Vice President, Global Program Management. “Furthermore, the x930 Series will offer 40GbE line rate speed-protected access transport rings, enabling providers to aggregate Gigabit speeds from integrated multiservice access platforms directly to line-speed 40GbE,” Mr Yim added.
The x930 Series is packed with features for resiliency, reliability, and flexibility:
160G stacking links and stackable to 8 units for a high-speed resilient backbone, ideal for distributed campus applications or dual-core disaster recovery scenarios.
Dual hotswappable PSUs allow for easy maintenance and nonstop service, but also flexibility of power sources and PoE+ PSU options to allow PoE+ power to be increased as network demands grow.
The AT-x930-24GSTX model has 24 copper and 24 fiber combo ports for applications where flexibility of fiber and copper connections is essential.
The x930 Series is a future-proof platform that is SDN-ready and software upgradeable to 40G Ethernet.
According to Mr Seiichiro Sato, Director of Global Product Marketing, Allied Telesis “The x930 Series will be a boon for network administrators because of its combination of flexibility, advanced features, and its high capacity for work. It’s an easy switch to deploy and use, and with AMF and the Wireless Manager, it will simplify the management of the entire network and reduce running costs across the whole organization.”