The Tolly Group’s hands-on evaluation of BLADE’s RackSwitch G8000 demonstrates that the device offers non-blocking 1/10G switching, lower latency and less energy consumption than the Cisco 4948-10GE. These are very important productivity indicators for the top-of-the-rack switches deployed in the data center where latency-sensitive applications such as clusters and financial applications set strict requirements.
The Tolly Group’s hands-on evaluation of BLADE’s RackSwitch G8100, based on a FocalPoint FM4224 low-latency 10GbE switch chip from Fulcrum Microsystems, demonstrates that the device offers non-blocking 10GbE switching, far lower latency and less energy consumption than the Catalyst 4900M.
This Technology Brief is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the evolution of Ethernet, and then focuses on 10 Gigabit Ethernet and related transceiver and cabling technologies. The second part examines BLADE’s RackSwitch product line, including 10 GbE applications within enterprise networks and data centers.
In this Product Brief, Clabby Analytics examines BLADE’s “rackonomics” concept (the idea that putting switches into blades and racks is more economical than using external core switches) — and its two new RackSwitch offerings (the G8000 and G8100) designed to implement its rackonomics view.
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