IBM System Networking Solutions
Smarter Networking for Containers
In most conventional data centers, electrical power goes through multiple conversions at different AC voltage levels before finally reaching the equipment. At every conversion point, electricity is lost and heat is generated. Some server vendors are recommending all-DC powered equipment as a way of increasing energy efficiency. In addition, DC layouts result in lower cost distribution equipment and easier management.
An exciting growth area for data centers is in the new container market. Many vendors are now providing containers that house a thousand or more servers along with the associated network equipment. They are self-contained with built-in cooling and commonly run on DC power.
IBM System Networking's DC-powered IBM RackSwitch products were developed to meet these needs, while offering the industry’s best price/performance.
IBM System Networking offers dual, redundant -48 volt DC-powered top of rack Ethernet switches for telco central offices and container data center environments.