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IBM System Networking RackSwitch

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 BNT RackSwitch G8000


The IBM BNT 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 BNT 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 BNT 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 BNT RackSwitch G8264


The RackSwitch G8264 is a 10 Gb/40 Gb top of rack 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 Three-year next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades
Max Thru-put (bidirectional)/Latency 1280 Gbps/less than 1 microsecond
Ports 48 x 10 GbE SFP+, 4 x 40 GbE QSFP+
Redundancy Redundant 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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