Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage, has introduced an ultra-dense, low-latency 64-port 10GbE switch -SX1016 – in a sleek, top-of-rack 1U form factor.
The SX1016 delivers up to 1.28Tb/s of switching bandwidth, port density and low 1.8W per port power consumption to reduce data center bandwidth bottlenecks, space and energy.
The switch is data center future-proofed with features such as Data Center Bridging and management support of IPv6 today, with the ability to extend L2 and L3 features through future software upgrades, claims Mellanox.
The SX1016 supports reversed airflow adding flexibility for data centers with different thermal designs, and consists of redundant fans and PSUs for higher availability.
The switch is equipped with enhanced chassis management capabilities supporting Web UI, industry-standard CLI, and is supported by Mellanox Unified Fabric Manager (UFM), which provides fabric orchestration and monitoring capabilities for virtualizing and scaling out data centers.
Mellanox Product Marketing vice president John Monson said the SX1016 10GbE switch provides a combination of performance, infrastructure optimization and ease-of-use that maximizes the end-user’s return-on-investment.