|[April 24, 2014]
Allied Telesis Introduces Industry-First Line Rate Terabit Switching Fabric for its SwitchBlade® x8100 Ethernet/IP Switching Series
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Allied Telesis (News - Alert), a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching
solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of IP Triple Play
networks, today announced the launch of a significant upgrade to its
SwitchBlade® x8100 Series next-generation intelligent chassis switches
via its new CFC960 controller card.
The AT-SBx81CFC960 controller card offers an impressive 960Gbps of
switching capacity, delivering throughput of 1.92Tbps per chassis. Dual
CFC960 controller cards deliver 160Gbps, per line card slot, doubling
the throughput of the existing Allied Telesis CFC400 controller card. In
addition, the CFC960 unlocks new features such as Virtual Routing and
Forwarding (VRF) Lite, and Virtual Chassis Stacking Plus (VCStack
Plus™), which allows two chassis to be stacked to form a virtual switch
for increased reliability and reduced management overhead. These new
features are ideal for large-scale enterprise and hosting environments.
The CFC960 also supports Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF), a
tool for simplifying network management and reducing everyday network
operating costs. The CFC960 can either be a member of an AMF network or
can act as a master for up to 120 nodes. More details about AMF are
available online at alliedtelesis.com/amf.
"We are seeing considerable interest in the SwitchBlade platform among
education, healthcare, and enterprise customers. These customers are
under pressure to do more with less, and are increasingly looking for
alternatives to their current networking vendor. AMF has enabled many
organizations to deploy networks in a fraction of the time, reduce
operational expenditure, and enable their staff to focus on improving
service delivery within their organizations," commented Seiichiro Sato,
global product marketing director, Allied Telesis.
Allied Telesis launched its flagship SwitchBlade x8100 Series chassis in
2012, targeting medium-scale enterprise networking applications. Due to
its powerful, reliable feature set and low running costs, it has become
a popular choice for cost-conscious users in markets such as local
government, healthcare, and education. With its new controller card
option, Allied Telesis now doubles the chassis performance and adds a
range of new features, making the SwitchBlade x8100 Series ideal for
Sato added, "The massive switching capacity of the CFC960 enables the
SwitchBlade x8100 Series chassis to be used as a core device in a large
enterprise network. Combined with powerful software, the existing range
of line cads, and a soon-to-be-released 16-port 10GE SFP+ line card,
the SwitchBlade x8100 Series chassis provides a versatile solution for a
wide variety of applications, requiring different speeds and feeds."
The CFC960 features a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU that ensures a supremely
reliable and robust networking platform, which is suited for the most
rigorous applications. With the increased use of virtualization and
hosted or cloud-based applications, networks are now more dynamic than
ever. The Allied Telesis AlliedWare Plus™ multi-threaded operating
system has been specifically designed to take advantage of multi-core
CPUs. Even within the most demanding environments, the CFC960 will
remain responsive and stable, and network operations will continue to
The CFC960 features four 10GE SFP+ ports on the front panel to provide
additional uplink capacity. Alternatively, they can be used with VCStack
Plus for high capacity dedicated stacking-allowing two SwitchBlade x8100
Series chassis to be stacked together with up to 160Gbps stacking
bandwidth. VCStack Plus is built using the same stacking technology that
Allied Telesis uses for its AlliedWare Plus 1RU switches, for a
feature-rich, stable, and consistent user experience. More information
about the benefits of VCStack Plus can be found in the Allied Telesis
white paper, "Seven Reasons to Stack Your Core Chassis" at alliedtelesis.com/library/whitepapers/stackyourcore.
The CFC960 for the SwitchBlade x8100 is available immediately from
authorized Allied Telesis suppliers. More information about the CFC960,
Switchblade x8100, and the limitless possibilities it delivers, can be
found at alliedtelesis.com/switches/sbx8100.
About Allied Telesis, Inc.
Founded in 1987, and with offices worldwide, Allied Telesis is a leading
provider of networking infrastructure and flexible, interoperable
network solutions. The Company provides reliable video, voice, and data
network solutions to clients in multiple markets including government,
healthcare, defense, education, retail, hospitality, and network service
Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and
applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and
lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.
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