Performance & Simplicity
The feature-rich Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 includes 48 x SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports plus 4 x QSFP+ 40 GbE ports in a flexible 1U switch. The SFP+ ports support SFP 1 GbE if needed, while the four QSFP+ ports can add up to16 additional SFP+ ports via breakout cables. Redundant power supplies and cooling fans come standard, adding to the reliability and efficiency. In addition the G8264 supports stacking for up to eight switches for simplified switch management using a single IP management address.
The G8264 supports several value-added features for modern cloud deployments including unified fabric port (UFP) to help improve performance and availability when using virtual network interface connections. UFP allows a single SFP+ 10 GbE port to be carved into as many as four virtual ports with the throughput speed of each port controlled by the Networking Operating System (NOS). The G8264 features OpenFlow support to help easily create software defined virtual networks (SDN) and enables a remote controller to modify the behavior of network devices through a well-defined “forwarding instruction set.”
Take advantage of the economics and performance of lossless Ethernet, which can eliminate packet drops for significantly improved performance, reliability and predictability. The G8264 can help your data center evolve to a higher level, helping you consolidate network and storage networks into a single fabric. You can achieve lower costs, simplify management and attain higher performance with better bandwidth utilization—and the flexibility you need to meet tomorrow's needs. Converged enhanced Ethernet can help deliver value for your iSCSI, NAS and FCoE enterprise storage environments.
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