Many enterprises, maybe most, have been priced out of 40 Gigabit Ethernet technology in their data centers. It just costs too much, according to Blade Network Technologies, a spinoff of the now-bankrupt Nortel Networks.
Blade, now in the process of being acquired by IBM, is looking to change all that. With its new RackSwitch G8264, switching platform, Blade is looking to drive “massive adoption” of 40 GbE, while giving 10 GbE a boost in the process. Enterprise Networking Planet has the details.
The move toward 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networks is accelerating this week with the release of a new switching platform from Blade Network Technologies.
The new RackSwitch G8264 delivers up to 1.28 terabits of non-blocking throughput, and includes up to four 40 GbE ports and 64 10 GbE ports. The new Blade switch comes as the company is set to be acquired by IBM in a deal that is expected to close by the end of the year. Blade was set up in 2006 as a spinoff of the now-bankrupt Nortel Networks.