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1 SwitchBlade ® x908 Advanced Layer 3 Modular Switch

2 SwitchBlade ® x908: Key Features Powerful » Wire-speed L2 switching and L3 routing, fully non-blocking Flexible » Modular design means you can build your own configuration Resilient » Advanced hardware and software features keep your network running Future-Proof » New network modules in development and IPv6 ready

3 SwitchBlade ® x908: Overview SwitchBlade ® x908 provides: » The same industry leading QoS capabilities as the x900 family » Unparalleled levels of performance and modularity » High end layer 3 features » High levels of resiliency and redundancy » A future proof design

4 SwitchBlade ® x908: Overview » 3RU Chassis » 8 x 60Gbps ‘XEM’ module bays » 2 x 80Gbps stacking ports » Hot swappable PSUs and fans » 1 + 1 PSU redundancy

5 SwitchBlade ® x908: Overview » 10 GbE aggregator » High density GbE » Uses the same hot swappable XEM modules as x900 » Fully non-blocking backplane with 640Gbps switch fabric » AlliedWare Plus ™ Operating System offering industry-standard CLI

6 SwitchBlade ® x908: Overview 2 x 80 Gbps Stacking connectors (for dedicated stacking of two units) 3RU height Removable fans, hot swappable Main power supply (600W) dual hot-swappable, providing feed and PSU redundancy

7 SwitchBlade ® x908: Powerful The most advanced switch in its class, with advanced hardware design and leading edge software functionality » 640Gbps fabric » The only switch in its class to support fully non-blocking operation for all current and future modules  2 x 10GbE XEM modules will allow 16 10GbE ports in 3RU at wire speed » Built in 2 x 80Gbps connectors on rear of product  Stack 2 devices  Total of 160Gbps throughput  Ideal resilient core solution

8 SwitchBlade ® x908: Powerful Best in class Layer 2 / 3 features at wire speed including: » Most advanced QoS  Prioritization of voice traffic across the LAN  Video surveillance traffic has guaranteed delivery » Virtual Chassis Stacking  A real alternative to a full chassis product  Increased resiliency in the core » Advanced routing protocol support including OSPF  Support for the largest distributed Enterprise networks » Comprehensive 802.1x support  Secure the Enterprise by authenticating devices BEFORE they join the network

9 SwitchBlade ® x908: Powerful Quality of Service (QoS) »Full classification and prioritization at wire-speed  Traffic is prioritized without impacting performance » Boost network performance and guarantee the delivery of business critical Ethernet services and applications  Voice  Video  Data » Roll out the same QoS policy from the edge to the core

10 SwitchBlade ® x908: Powerful Stack two SwitchBlade ® x908 units for a redundant core » Aggregate links across stacked units » No requirement for STP or VRRP – removes unpredictability in the event of failure » Easy network design and configuration

11 SwitchBlade ® x908: Flexible Build your own configuration » The most adaptable mini-chassis switch » Eight XEM bays for maximum port density and flexibility » XEM modules are hot swappable and are common across x908, x900-12 and x900-24 Expandability Flexibility Bandwidth XEM-1XP 1 x 10GbE XEM-12S 12 x SFP XEM-12T 12 x 10/100/1000T XEM-STK Stacking Module Scalability

12 SwitchBlade ® x908: Flexible Build your own configuration » Add XEM modules as required » Increase network ports without the need to add new switches » Reduce TCO by negating the need to redesign as the network grows » Incorporate new technology into the network with new XEM modules

13 SwitchBlade ® x908: Resilient » Virtual Chassis Stacking  Ideal for resilient core solution » Multiple hardware and software resiliency features  Dual hot-swap PSUs –Single PSU supplies enough power for full chassis –2 PSUs give redundant power and, where required, feed redundancy  Hot swappable XEM modules  Link aggregation across XEM modules and across stacked devices –LACP for simple configuration –Resilient core solution using stacking and link aggregation  Hot swappable fan modules  Ethernet Protection Switched Rings (EPSR) –Sub 50ms failover in the event of a break in connectivity

14 SwitchBlade ® x908: Resilient One PSU is adequate to supply power Features include: » AC or DC input 1 » Load sharing » Hot swappable » Performance monitoring » Front-to-back cooling Benefits when two PSUs are fitted: » PSU maintenance does not require downtime, as PSUs are hot swappable » Uptime is maximized and premium level SLAs for customers are maintained using 1+1 internal power supply redundancy, in particular when combined with stacking » Each PSU can be fed from a separate power circuit providing feed redundancy 1 DC PSU introduction Q2 ‘08 Two PSUs provide redundancy Modular Power Supplies

15 SwitchBlade ® x908: Resilient SwitchBlade ® x908, x900-24XT, x900-24XS, x900-12XT/S AlliedWare Plus ™ » Incorporating an industry standard Command Line Interface (CLI) » Advanced modular operating system  Ability to deliver new application software and features quickly  Ability to incorporate “third party” software  Increased ability to support future applications and target markets » Staged releases available at regular intervals incorporating new features » AlliedWare Plus ™ licensing (user based)  Making it easier for customers with large installations  No need to license individual boxes – only feature bundles are licensed » Virtual Chassis Stacking

16 SwitchBlade ® x908: EPSR  Ethernet Protection Switched Rings (EPSR) » Prevents loops in ring-based Ethernet networks » Minimizes the impact of failure by diverting traffic around the failure point (sub 50 ms) » Interoperates with standard Ethernet functions including:  QoS, IGMP, VLAN Double Tagging, Filtering » iMap interoperability  Provides high availability for mission critical traffic, preventing loss of voice, video or data in the event of failure  Avoid down-time in your core enterprise or service provider network

17 SwitchBlade ® x908: EPSR

18 SwitchBlade ® x908: Future Proof » Most granular switch in its class  Superior QoS features  Allows ports to be added as required  Support for new XEM modules as they become available –2 x 10GbE in development now » Virtual Chassis Stacking  Allows switch to grow with network  Allows resiliency to be added in the core » IPv6  Hardware support for IPv6 allows an easy transition » Industry standard command line  Understood by the largest group of industry professionals  Decreased training investment  Increased efficiency when used in mixed networks

19 SwitchBlade ® x908: Future Proof  IPv6 support in hardware (Native IPv6) » Wire-speed IPv6 switching and routing on all ports » Allows for a smooth migration to IPv6 networking  With wire speed IPv6, x900s can be used in any network, from current IPv4 to high end networks running IPv6 over GbE and 10GbE  IPv6 take-up is happening » University networks » Military » Government  IPv6 support is a future requirement for many networks

20 Extraordinary power Extraordinary flexibility Extraordinary resiliency Unlimited possibilities The multi-talented switch your network needs.

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