Force10 Networks today introduced the S50 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit
Ethernet data center switch, the first fixed configuration switch
purpose built for the rigorous requirements of data centers. The
Force10 S50, with 20 percent more switching capacity than competitive
solutions and an extensive array of resiliency features, provides
core-like reliability and stability in a stackable, compact form factor.
the S50 and the industry-leading TeraScale E-Series deliver the ideal
end-to-end solution for high performance data centers, setting the bar
for resiliency, scalability and performance.
“The S50 is an ideal
complement to Force10’s product line that provides an end-to-end
solution by leveraging the tremendous success of the TeraScale E-Series
in the data center core, where reliability is essential,” said Andrew
Feldman, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks.
Force10 S50 delivers line-rate high density Gigabit and 10 Gigabit
Ethernet to the server edge of high performance data centers. The one
rack unit S50 supports 48 line-rate 10/100/1000 ports and two optional
10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks.
With the S50 and the
industry-leading TeraScale E-Series, Force10 now delivers unmatched
resiliency and performance from the core of the data center to the edge.
increase resiliency in high performance environments, the Force10 S50
supports a full complement of Layer 3 features, enabling multiple
redundant paths through the network.
According to Dell’Oro
Group, Gigabit Ethernet servers are rapidly increasing as a percent of
total new servers, growing from 27 percent in 2003, to 39 percent in