Built with top performance in mind, the IBM® RackSwitch G8264 is ideal for today’s big data, cloud and optimised workloads. It is an enterprise-class and full-featured DC switch that delivers line-rate, high-bandwidth switching, filtering, and traffic queuing without delaying data. Large DC grade buffers keep traffic moving. Redundant power and fans along with numerous high availability (HA) features equips the switch for business-sensitive traffic. The G8264 supports IBM VMready technology, an innovative, standards-based solution to manage virtual machines (VMs) in small to large-scale DC and cloud environments.
The RackSwitch G8264 is ideal for latency-sensitive applications such as high performance computing clusters and financial applications and is a key piece when connecting multiple chassis together with Pure System Solutions. The G8264 supports stacking for up to eight switches for simplified switch management as well as IBM Virtual Fabric to enable clients to diminish the number of input/output (I/O) adapters by creating virtual network interface cards (NIC’s) out of a 10 Gb adapter, helping reduce cost and complexity. The G8264 supports the newest protocols – including Data Centre Bridging/Converged Enhanced Ethernet (DCB/CEE) for support of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), in addition to internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) and network attached storage (NAS).
|Lower power and cooling cost|
|Easy to manage and deploy|
|Transparent networking capability|
|Ports||48 × 1/10 Gb SFP+ Ports, 4 × 40 Gb QSFP+ Ports|
|10 Gb ports||Up to sixty-four 10 Gb SFP+ connections with optional breakout cables|
|Max thru-put (bidirectional) Gbps||1.28 Tbps|
|Virtualisation||VMready, Virtual Fabric support|
|Redundancy||Standard redundant power supplies and fans|
|Warranty||Three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 09:00 to 17:00, service upgrades available|
|Temperature||Ambient operating: 0º C to + 40º C|
|Relative humidity||Non-condensing, operating 10 to 90%|
|Altitude||Operating 1,800 m (6000 feet)|
|Heat dissipation||1127 British thermal unit (BTU)/hour (typical)|
|Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)||200,000hrs, with ambient operating temperature of 40º C*|
|Software features: For details on the G8264 comprehensive software feature list, refer to the IBM Networking Operating System (OS) datasheet at ibm.com/systems/uk/networking/software/networkingos/index.html|
|Associated Options: For details on the G8264 transceivers, cables and other associated options, refer to the G8264 Specifications page at ibm.com/systems/networking/switches/rack/g8264/specs.html (US)|
|Recommended with IBM server and storage solutions||IBM PureFlex, IBM PureApplication, IBM Flex System, IBM System x, IBM iDataPlex, IBM Intelligent Cluster, IBM BladeCenter, IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage Systems, IBM Cloud Solutions|
* MTBF is calculated using the Telcordia Technologies Reliability Prediction Procedure for Electronic Equipment, (SR-332 issue 2) Part Count (method 1 case 1) failure rate data.