July 19th, 2007
Force10 Networks has introduced the C300 resilient switch purpose-built for
deployments ranging from midsize data centers to wiring closets. The C300
combines the essential reliability characteristics necessary to support mission
critical business applications. "With the introduction of the C300, we have
extended our industry leading performance characteristics," said Sachi
Sambandan, VP of Engineering at Force10 Networks. "The C-Series combines
reliability, network control and scalable capacity characteristics in a chassis
platform optimized for midsized environments."
The Force10 C-Series is designed to bring reliability to the mid-size data
center and enterprise local area network. The modular Force10 Operating System (FTOS)
software provides stability and eliminates unplanned network downtime. In
addition to software reliability, the C-Series delivers full hardware resiliency
with redundant components and hot insertion technologies for maximum network
uptime. The passive backplane of the C300 also means that it doesn't act as a
single point of failure.
Additionally, the C300 features HP OpenView-ready plug-ins with XML and SNMP
MIB hooks for integration into existing data center and wiring closet
environments. The Force10 C300 has a switching capacity of 1.5 Terabits per
second (Gbps) or 96 Gigabits per second per slot.