Hitachi Cable unveils 40-Gigabit port terabit box switches

JULY 26, 2010 -- Hitachi Cable (TOKYO:5812) has announced the development of two terabit box switches, the Apresia 15000-64XL-PSR , and Apresia 15000-32XL-PSR power supply redundant Ethernet switches. The Apresia 15000-64XL-PSR and Apresia 15000-32XL-PSR will be the world's first 40-gigabit port equipment, Hitachi Cable asserts.

JULY 26, 2010 -- Hitachi Cable (TOKYO:5812) has announced the development of two terabit box switches, the Apresia 15000-64XL-PSR , and Apresia 15000-32XL-PSR power supply redundant Ethernet switches. The Apresia 15000-64XL-PSR and Apresia 15000-32XL-PSR will be the world's first 40-gigabit port equipment, Hitachi Cable asserts. Sales of these new switches will start at the end of February 2011.

The Apresia 15000-64XL-PSR is a terabit box switch that implements two 40G uplink ports, and sixty-four 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports in a 2U size unit. The Apresia15000-32XL-PSR is half the size of 64XL and implements a pair of 40G uplink ports and thirty-two 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports in a 1U size unit. Switching capacities are 1.28 Tbps for the 64XL, and 640 Gbps for the 32XL.

When set to equal capacities, the 64XL and the 32XL are not only space-saving, but also achieve significant cost-savings when compared to the conventional chassis switches, Hitachi Cable says. Furthermore, the power consumption of the 64XL and 32XL can be reduced to 370 W and 210 W, respectively.

Both the 64XL and 32XL are designed to be used as data center switches or network core switches and broadband L2 switches for enterprises and academic institutions. Planned functions specific to data center switches that play an important role in cloud computing include FCoE, storage I/O integrated technology, and Data Center Bridging (DCB), a new Ethernet technical standard to realize FCoE and other functions that support virtual server environments.

A data center license and L3 license are optional and can be purchased in accordance with the intended use. Without such licenses, both the 64XL and 32XL perform as high-end L2 switches.

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