Next-generation, high-performance, feature-rich Ethernet Switch platforms specifically optimized for the Wiring Closet demands of the high-performance Enterprise. Extreme Ethernet Routing Switch 5900 products deliver the agility to perform equally in conventional IP and Ethernet Fabricbased networking solutions.
The Ethernet Routing Switch 5900 products leverage the latest advances in network switching architecture design to maximize hardware performance and software capability. These products represent a clear evolutionary step for the Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 Series, particularly in terms of value and futureready flexibility.
The primary purpose of a network is to interconnect users with their applications, and the best networks do this reliably, efficiently, and with a high degree of agility. Extreme's Fabric-based architecture empowers companies to extend the virtualized Ethernet Fabric beyond the Data Center, to the very edge of the network, delivering powerful integration of users, applications, and devices.
The Ethernet Routing Switch 5900 (ERS 5900) products are an important part of this strategy integrating Fabric Connect capabilities into a formfactor that is cost-effective, flexible, and reliable. The ERS 5900 products can be deployed standalone, or configured as a Stackable Chassis system of up to eight units/416 ports, supported by up to 672Gbps of virtual backplane bandwidth.
Supporting modern Enterprise applications requires a flexible and highly reliable infrastructure, and the ERS 5900 products deliver against this challenge. These are highly strategic products, fit-for-purpose for conventional Routed IP connectivity requirements and future-ready for the evolving and emerging software-defined needs of tomorrow. Boasting equal competency for both IP and Fabric-based networking give businesses the flexibility to satisfy all common deployment scenarios, with the added advantage of an easy transitioning between the two.
Extreme brings unique differentiation to the high-end Wiring Closet role: with a flexible, non-blocking "Stackable Chassis" architecture. The proprietary Extreme "Flexible Advanced Stacking Technology" (FAST) protocol - implemented over dedicated Quality-of-Service aware interfaces - enables a resilient, highperformance solution that leverages a shortest path algorithm to minimizes transit hops in a multi-device configuration by providing active-active bidirectional traffic flows. The Extreme Stackable Chassis technology can offer the same performance, resiliency, and ease of serviceability attributes of a traditional Chassis solution, but at a lower, pay-as-you-grow price point. Notable is the ability to swap-out an individual failed unit without the requirement to pre-or post-stage operating system software or configuration; providing equivalency to module replacement for a modular Chassis system.
The ERS 5900 products are purpose-built to support the demands of today's dynamic Wiring Closet with high-density, full-featured Gigabit Ethernet. It alleviates infrastructure complexity and reduces operational burden with a truly scalable and strategic architecture; it is designed to deliver a high-performance Enabled Edge solution that fully optimizes investments in next-generation application software.
Leveraging both next-generation hardware and software technology provides a solution that is ready to support both today's requirements and tomorrow's emerging needs. The ERS 5900 products enable organizations to future-proof with a highly software-definable network virtualization solution.
- Features 24 networking ports to meet the requirements of the most demanding workgroups
- Cascade to other network devices through the uplink port to expand your local area network
- Stack port provides an easy and hassle-free way to extend your office network
- Supports cost-efficient twisted pair cables for high-speed data transfer up to 100 meters
- Optimize the performance of business networks with 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
- Can work as layer 3 routing for scalable network design
- Built-in power supply to ensure all components are being supplied with accurate voltage