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Increase Data Center Performance While Reducing Power, Cost and Complexity

IBM System Networking offers a compelling alternative for public enterprises seeking more efficient data centers with the greatest business value and lowest total cost of ownership from their data center networks. IBM System Networking delivers lossless, low-latency, low-power and low-cost top-of-rack 1, 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet data center switches that connect physical and virtual servers, storage and networks for commercial, as well as public sector and federal data centers.

IBM RackSwitch Ethernet switches and VMready virtualization-aware networking are designed to deliver intelligence and speed at the network edge for mission-critical applications, dynamic workloads and private and public clouds, while reducing space, power, cost and complexity. System Networking Switch Center provides a user-friendly interface for managing hundreds or thousands of switches, including in multi-vendor, virtual environments. IBM ’s Unified Fabric Architecture is a fast, virtual, proven and interoperable converged fabric for Ethernet everywhere in the system network.

Public sector and federal agencies deploy IBM System Networking solutions for the edge of their data center networks in order to more easily, efficiently and cost-effectively manage, secure and scale their dynamic data center infrastructures.

IBM product deployments have surpassed 10 million Ethernet switch ports installed in enterprise, federal and public sector data centers worldwide (as of December 2010). Clients recognize the benefits of system-level networking solutions that enable the combination of best-of-breed components pre-integrated in a rack, yet with an open approach that allows these racks to easily connect into existing core network infrastructures, without the need to “rip and replace,” or lose investment in existing infrastructure.

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