NETGEAR®, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to businesses, consumers, and service providers, announced the launch of ProSAFE® M6100 Chassis Series. The new ProSAFE M6100 Chassis Series is a high-density chassis alternative to stackable switches for businesses. It’s an affordable and uniquely flexible chassis platform that enables high performance, highly resilient, fully redundant and future-ready switched networks from the Core to the Edge — without hurting or exhausting IT budgets.
The M6100 Chassis Series comprises Gigabit access layer and 10 Gigabit distribution layer switches in a 4U footprint. With more than 1.4 Tbps switching and routing capacity, passive backplane, full management and fabric nonstop forwarding redundancy, the M6100 Series delivers world-class resiliency and scalability. Its operating software and system management features take the complexity out of delivering L2/L3/L4-rich services for enterprise edge and SMB core deployments. UPOE capability extends its potential and delivers true investment protection to leverage today’s and tomorrow’s evolving powered devices.
The M6100 Series is designed for use at the centre of a small to mid-sized organization network, or as an aggregated or access solution in a larger campus or mid-sized enterprise branch network. For those who require a resilient Gigabit connectivity to the desktop or 10G for virtualized server and storage needs, the M6100 provides the market’s fastest backplane speeds with hitless failover to deliver enterprise-grade service level excellence.
The M6100 Chassis Series offers multiple port combinations to suit diverse needs, with up to 144-port Gigabit or 72-port 10 Gigabit ports. NETGEAR is offering a cost-effective ProSAFE M6100 Starter Kit (XCM8903SK-10000S) comprising the essentials for a ready-made, turnkey solution:
- 1 M6100-3S base chassis (XCM8903)
- 1 blade 40x1G + 4x10G (XCM8944)
- 1 PoE+ daughter card (XCM89P)
- 1 power supply unit (APS1000W)
- 1 fan tray front to back (AFT603)
- Rack-mount kit (with handles) for 2-post racks and wiring cabinets
- Sliding rails kit for 4-post racks and wiring cabinets
Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, NETGEAR, said “The M6100 Series has enabled us to consolidate our switched network to deliver bandwidth and management efficiencies, while at the same time improving our overall redundant footprint for the core parts of our network”.