The IBM System Networking RackSwitch G8316 is a 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) aggregation switch designed for the data center, providing speed, intelligence and interoperability on a proven platform.
The RackSwitch G8316 offers up to 16×40 GbE ports, which can also be used as a high-density 10 GbE switch, with 1.28 Tbps—in a 1U footprint. The G8316 provides a cost-efficient way to aggregate multiple racks of servers compared to other expensive core switches, while allowing massive scalability for your data center network. It is an ideal aggregation layer switch when used with the 10/40 GbE RackSwitch G8264 at the access layer.
Designed with top performance in mind, the RackSwitch G8316 provides line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data. Large data center grade buffers keep traffic moving. Hot-swappable, redundant power and fans along with numerous high availability features enable the RackSwitch G8316 to be available for business-sensitive traffic.
‡ Virtual Fabric currently available on 10 G ports.