The IBM® System Networking RackSwitch G8052 is an Ethernet switch specifically designed for the DC, providing a virtualised, cool and easy network solution.
The RackSwitch G8052 is virtualised – supporting IBM VMready technology, an innovative, standards-based solution to manage VMs in small to large-scale DC and cloud environments. VMready works with all leading VM providers.
The RackSwitch G8052 is cool – implementing a choice of directional cooling to maximise data centre layout and provisioning. Its superior airflow design complements the hot-aisle and cold-aisle DC cooling model.
The RackSwitch G8052 is easy – with server-oriented provisioning via point-and-click management interfaces, along with the optional System Networking Switch Centre software package for updating large groups of switches.
The RackSwitch G8052 offers 48×1 GbE ports and four standard (no uplink module necessary) 10 GbE ports in a 1U footprint. Designed with top performance in mind, the G8052 provides line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data and large DC-grade buffers to keep traffic moving. Redundant power and fans, along with numerous high availability (HA) features, mean that the G8052 is always available for business-sensitive traffic.
|Lower power and cooling cost|
|Easy to manage|
|Cost of ownership|
|Performance||176 gigabits per second (Gbps) switching throughput (full duplex)
Latency of 1.8 microseconds
|Versions||System x||Power & Storage|
|Interface options||48 × 1 GbE (48RJ-45), 4 × 10 GbE SFP+|
|Dimensions||17.3" wide, 17.5" deep, 1U high|
|Weight||5.45 kg (11.99 lb)|
|Airflow||Front-to-rear or rear-to-front cooling. Redundant hot swappable field-replaceable fans with variable speed to reduce power draw.|
|Power||Redundant load-sharing hot-swap power modules, 50 - 60 Hz, 100 - 240 V ac auto switching per module
Typical power consumption of 130 W
|Warranty||Three-year, next business day replacement, phone support and software upgrades
Service upgrades and extensions available
|Software features: For details on the G8052 comprehensive software feature list, refer to the IBM System Networking Operating System (OS) datasheet at ibm.com/systems/uk/networking/software/networkingos/index.html|