IBM System Networking

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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 RackSwitch G7028


The RackSwitch™ G7028 is a top-of-rack switch specifically designed for the data centre. 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 GbE (24RJ-45), 4 × 10 GbE SFP+
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/latency 128 Gbps/3.3 microseconds
Redundancy Optional external redundant power supply

IBM System Networking RackSwitch G7052


The RackSwitch G7052 is a top-of-rack switch specifically designed for the data centre. 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 48 × 1 GbE (RJ-45), 4 × 10 GbE SFP+
Max Thru-put (bidirectional) 176 Gbps
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.

Ports 176 gigabits per second (Gbps)
Max Thru-put (bidirectional) Gbps 48 x 1 GbE (44 RJ-45 and 4 SFP) and up to 4 x 10 GbE CX4 or SFP+ with optional uplink module
Redundancy Redundant power supplies and fans come standard
Warranty Three-year next-business-day advance replacement with phone support and Three-year software upgrades

IBM RackSwitch G8052


The RackSwitch G8052 is a top-of-rack switch specifically designed for the data centre (DC). It combines great performance, server-like airflow for cooling and low power consumption in a virtualisation-ready package available at an attractive price.

Warranty Three-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades
Ports 48 × 1 gigabit ethernet (GbE) (48RJ-45), 4 × 10 GbE SFP+
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/latency 176 gigabits per second (Gbps)/1.8 microseconds
Redundancy Redundant power and fans standard

IBM RackSwitch G8124E


The G8124E is designed with top performance in mind. The low-latency switch provides line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering and traffic queuing without delaying data

Ports 24 1/10GbE SFP+
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/latency 480 Gbps/570 nanoseconds
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

IBM RackSwitch G8332

The RackSwitch G8332 is a 40 Gb top of rack switch specifically designed for applications requiring the highest performance. It combines state of the art 2.56 Tbps throughput, low latency and the flexibility of 40 Gb QSFP+ or 10 Gb SFP+ connectivity in an ultra-dense 1U form factor.

Warranty 1-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5, service upgrades available
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/latency 2.56 Tbps/ sub 600 nanoseconds
Ports 32 × 40 GbE QSFP+
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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