Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments

Introducing a family of products for your SDN needs

Connecting Servers, Storage and Networks

Data centres can standardise on a unified and affordable rack-level, or top of rack, network infrastructure to provision and scale out Web 2.0 environments, high-performance clusters and virtualised data centres. IBM's Ethernet RackSwitch family is designed to bring speed and intelligence to the edge of your network; where it's closer to your business, users and innovations. IBM's top of rack products are lossless, low latency and low power.


IBM System Networking RackSwitch G7028

The RackSwitch G7028 is a top-of-rack switch specifically designed for the data centre (DC). It combines performance, server-like airflow for cooling and low power consumption at an attractive price point.

Warranty

3-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades

Ports

24 × 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) (24RJ-45), 4 × 10 GbE small form-factor pluggable (SFP+)

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/latency

128 gigabits per second (Gbps)/3.3 microseconds


Redundancy

Optional external redundant power supply


IBM RackSwitch G8000

The IBM RackSwitch G8000 is a top of rack switch specifically designed for the data centre. It combines great performance, server-like airflow for cooling and low power consumption in a virtualisation-ready package available at an attractive price.

Form factor

1U

Ports

48x1 GbE (44RJ-45 and 4 SFP), up to 4x10 GbE CX4 or SFP+ with optional uplink module

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency

176 Gbps/4.6 microseconds


Redundancy

Redundant power supplies and fans come standard

Warranty

3-year next business day advance replacement with phone support and 3-year software upgrades


IBM RackSwitch G8052

This RackSwitch is a top of rack switch specifically designed for the data centre. It combines great performance, server-like airflow for cooling and low power consumption in a virtualisation-ready package available at an attractive price.

Warranty

3-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades

Ports

48 x 1 GbE (48RJ-45), 4 x 10 GbE SFP+

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency

1.8 microseconds


Redundancy

Redundant power and fans standard


IBM RackSwitch G8124

The G8124 is designed with top performance in mind. The low-latency switch provides line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering and traffic queuing without delaying data

Form factor

1U

Ports

24 1/10GbE SFP+

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency

480 Gbps/.68 microseconds


Redundancy

Redundant power supplies and fans come standard

Warranty

3-year next business day advanced replacement with phone support and 3-year software upgrades


IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264

The RackSwitch G8264 is a 10 gigabit (Gb)/40 Gb top of rack switch specifically designed for applications requiring the highest performance. It combines state of the art 1.28 terabits per second (Tbps) throughput with up to sixty-four 10 Gb small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) connections in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

Warranty

Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency

1.28 Tbps/880 nanoseconds

Ports

48 × 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) SFP+, 4 × 40 GbE quad small form-factor pluggable (QSFP+)

Redundancy

Redundant power and fans standard


IBM RackSwitch G8264T

The RackSwitch G8264T is 10GBase-T top of rack switch which provides a flexible and low-cost connectivity option for servers and storage devices.

Warranty

3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available

Max Thru-put (bidirectional) Gbps

1.28 Tbps/3.2 microseconds

Ports

48 x 10GBase-T, 4x40 GbE QSFP+

Redundancy

Redundant power and fans standard


IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8264CS

The RackSwitch™ G8264CS simplifies deployment and future growth with its Omni Ports giving clients the choice of 10 Gb Ethernet, 4/8 Gb Fibre Channel or both for upstream connections. It combines state of the art 1.28 Tbps throughput in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

Warranty

3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency

1.28 Tbps/Low latency

Ports

36 × 10 GbE SFP+, 12 Omni Ports, 4 × 40 GbE QSFP+

Redundancy

Redundant hot-swap power and fans standard


IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316


The RackSwitch G8316 is a 40 Gb top of rack aggregation switch specifically designed for applications requiring the highest performance. It combines state of the art 1.28 Tbps throughput with up to 64 10 Gb SFP+ ports in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

Warranty

One-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades

Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency

1.28 Tbps/less than 1 microsecond

Ports

16×40 GbE QSFP+, 64×10 GbE SFP+

Redundancy

Redundant power and fans standard

I/O virtualisation

Virtual Fabric for IBM System x

IBM Virtual fabric is a fast, flexible, reliable I/O solution that helps reduce cost and complexity in both virtualised and non-virtualised environments.

Virtual:

Multiple virtual ports (Ethernet) from a single physical port

Performance:

Fast line-rate 10Gb performance

Scalability:

Define exact number of ports needed (from 2 to 8 per adapter)

Flexibility:

Each virtual port operates anywhere between 100Mb and 10Gb

Reliability:

Intelligent Failure Monitoring to enable automatic failover between physical or virtual ports

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