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October 24, 2012

Allied Telesis Unveils SwitchBlade x8112 Platform

Offering high availability, density and performance to the users, Allied Telesis (News - Alert) has unveiled the SwitchBlade x8112 intelligent Layer 3+ core networking chassis.

Providing incredible price performance, the SwitchBlade x8112 is a 12-slot Layer 3 chassis switch designed to deliver high availability, wirespeed performance and high port count. Allied Telesis resiliency features make it the ideal solution for the modern enterprise network where resiliency, reliability and high performance are key requirements.

At less than 10W per 10G port, this product boasts of the lowest power consumption in its category and it works on the company’s AlliedWare Plus operating system. This consists of features such as Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack), resilient transport Ethernet Protection Switching Ring (EPSRing) and IPv4/IPv6.

For future installations in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and cloud networking environments, the product also includes separate data and control planes. To obtain in excess of four (4) Terabits of switching capacity, various SwitchBlade x8112s are networked together in a standard rack. With up to 80 Gbps wirespeed per slot, the individual chassis offers a true non-blocking switching architecture.

 “The SwitchBlade x8112 fundamentally raises the bar in terms of performance and flexibility,” said Jun Kohara, vice president of Global Product Management at Allied Telesis. “As customer needs change, and the network evolves to on-demand SDN-cloud services, the x8112 is ready to meet the business demands of tomorrow.”

In 2008, the company unveiled an eight port managed Gigabit WebSmart switch named AT-GS950/8POE. This new product provided the Power over Ethernet (PoE) and silent operation. For use in an office, retail or a classroom environment, the silent operation feature makes AT-GS950/8POE “ideal”.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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