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Extreme Networks Unveils Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Extreme Networks has released a new ethernet switch line set to compete directly with similar offerings from Cisco and Juniper in the data centre switch market.

The new Summit x460 ethernet switch is available with 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet fibre or copper ports and four combinations of copper or fibre ports. The switch comes with support for a stackable bandwidth of 80Gbps and a distance of a 100 meters.

According to tech news site Computer World, the switch also supports video equipment that requires 24-watt Power-over-Ethernet Plus.

The company is offering an optional dual 10 GbE uplink module, replaceable fans with different airflow choices, dual internal AC/DC redundancy and support for various routing protocols like OSPF, PIM and ESRP.

Alan Weckel of Dell'Oro Group said in a statement: “I wouldn't say it's unique, but it's got some popular features for high-end enterprise wiring closets: stacking, virtual chassis and PoE. And the price points are very good.”