Extreme Networks has announced the Summit X650, a 24-port, non-blocking, 10Gb switch.
The 1RU Summit X650 claims to be "future-proof" in that it allows enterprises to upgrade to 10Gb Ethernet while protecting existing investments in gigabit technologies for switches and servers.
Up to 32 10Gb ports are supported on a single system, with up to 256 ports in a stacked system.
The total throughput performance is 512Gbps and it supports SFP+ fibre interfaces.
The Summit X650 runs the Linux-based ExtremeXOS operating system which is also found in Extreme Networks core, aggregation and edge switches.
"ExtremeXOS provides high availability and extensibility with its open architecture and simplicity with a single consistent foundation throughout the network," according to the company.
The Extreme Networks Summit X650 is available from Avnet beginning at $A21,000.