Built with top performance in mind, the IBM® RackSwitch™ G8332 is ideal for today’s big data, cloud and optimized workloads. It is an enterprise-class; full-featured L2 and L3 data-center switch that delivers line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data. Large data-center grade buffers keep traffic moving. Redundant power and fans along with numerous high availability features equips the switch for business-sensitive traffic. The RackSwitch G8332 supports thirty-two QSFP+ ports and is suitable for clients using 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 40 GbE connectivity (or both).
The G8332 provides ultra-low latency and high performance with 2.56 Tbps throughput. This makes the high-density switch an ideal solution for latency-sensitive applications such as high performance computing, financial applications, Hosting Environments, and Cloud Designs in Enterprise, Web 2.0 and Virtualized Data Centers. The G8332 also supports IBM VMready® with Virtual Vision technology, an innovative, standards-based solution to manage virtual machines (VMs) in small to large-scale data center and cloud environments. In addition, the G8332 supports key SDN1 features such as OpenFlow and overlay networks that help in virtualizing networks without changing the physical networking infrastructure and simplifying and automating network provisioning.
1 For more information on OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking, please visit: ibm.com/systems/networking/solutions/sdn.html