Allied Telesis Enhances x8100 Series SwitchBlade Products

Enhancements made to x8100 Series SwitchBlade Products include both Hardware, Software enhancements. CFC960 control module. x8106 chassis SwitchBlade Products to offer benefits of the SwitchBlade x8112, in compact 4RU 6-slot chassis.

Allied Telesis, a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions has announced enhancements to its SwitchBlade x8100 series products. The enhancements which are part of the futuristic innovations, include both the hardware and operating system features of the SwitchBlade products x8100 series.

x8100 Series SwitchBlade Products


The x8106 chassis SwitchBlade Products

Although a number of customers are interested in a large chassis-based switch, many mid-sized enterprise organisations are looking for the benefits of a chassis-based switch – such as performance and resilience – in a compact chassis.  To meet these needs, Allied Telesis will release the SwitchBlade x8106 chassis. This product delivers all the features and benefits of the SwitchBlade x8112, in a compact 4RU 6-slot chassis.


The CFC960 control module

Organisations such as schools, universities, hospitals and large government customers, need solutions that deliver performance, density and a large total port count.  To meet these requirements, Allied Telesis has released the CFC960 control module, which is capable of delivering a total of 1.92Tbps and supporting 160 10GbE ports in a single 7RU chassis.  Along with exceptional high performance, the CFC960 also supports Allied Telesis Virtual Chassis Stacking (VCStack). This enables two SwitchBlade x8100 chassis to operate and be managed as a single entity, delivering complete redundancy to large scale network environments.


Allied Management Framework (AMF)

In July 2013, the organisation released Allied Management Framework (AMF) – a technology designed to reduce the cost and complexity of managing network infrastructure.  Research has shown that up to 60% of the total cost of owning and operating network infrastructure comes from routine tasks, so AMF was created to automate these tasks, thus reducing the total cost of ownership.  At the time of its release, AMF was capable of managing up to 40 network nodes, the equivalent of almost 300 switches.  With further enhancements and the subsequent release of the CFC960, AMF can now manage up to 120 nodes – nearly 1000switches. This meets the needs of all but the largest of networks.


On the eve of the announcement, said  Mr Subhasish GuptaCountry Manager – India & SAARC at Allied Telesis said,

With these enhancements, Allied Telesis has made significant improvements to its SwitchBlade x8100 family and can now meet a huge range of network requirements, from mid-enterprise to large government organisations.  And with AMF embedded within the network, there is no other solution on the market that delivers the same performance while also assisting users to reduce their total cost of ownership,