Are 10/40GE Switches Ready for the Cloud?

April 2, 2014 by Ixia Blog Team

Most large data centers are pushing application delivery to the cloud in search of cost savings, computing density, and new platforms for serving cloud-based apps for tablets and smart phones. 10GE and 40GE switching is at the core of data center cloud networks. Low latency, high performance, low power consumption switches have come to market to address the new traffic patterns/volume spawned from cloud-based apps.Enterprises need to know which switching technology is ready for mass deployment in private and public data center clouds. In an industry-first evaluation of 10/40GE private/public data center cloud Ethernet switch fabrics, Lippis Enterprises and Ixia have teamed up to determine just that.In the Lippis Report, Open Industry Network Performance & Power Test for Cloud Networks Evaluating 10/40GE Switches, Lippis Enterprises relied on Ixia solutions to test the performance and power consumption of the following products:

  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K
  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900-40X
  • Arista 7504 Series Data Center Switch
  • Arista 7124SX 10G SFP Data Center Switch
  • Arista 7150S-24 10G SFP Data Center Switch
  • Arista 7050S-64 10/40G Data Center Switch
  • IBM RackSwitchTM G8124E
  • IBM RackSwitchTM G8264 upgraded
  • IBM RackSwitchTM G8316
  • Brocade VDXTM 6720-24 Data Center Switch
  • Brocade VDXTM 6730-32 Data Center Switch
  • Brocade VDXTM 6740 Data Center Switch
  • Brocade VDXTM 8770 Data Center Switch
  • Extreme Networks BlackDiamond X8
  • Extreme Networks Summit X670V
  • Dell Force10 S-Series S4810
  • Juniper Network EX Series EX8200 Ethernet Switch

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