Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Delivers 25G and 100G Switches to Market for Complete Spine-n-Leaf Solutions
22 Nov. 2016

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Delivers 25G and 100G Switches to Market for Complete Spine-n-Leaf Solutions

SAN JOSE, California—November 21, 2016—Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global leader in hyperscale cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure, today launches a new series of bare metal switch (BMS) hardware supporting 25/100Gbps for hyperscale datacenter networking solutions. These switches—the QuantaMesh T7032-IX1 and the QuantaMesh T4048-IX2—are powered by Broadcom Tomahawk chips and deliver a 25 percent performance improvement compared to10/40G switches.

Cloud infrastructure operators are rapidly evolving from 10G and 40G switches to 25G and 100G hardware, and these new BMS offerings from QCT address and support datacenter customers’ needs to optimally pair networking software with the hardware of their choice.

These BMS Ethernet switches offer not only lowest cost of ownership (TCO), but also the ability to optimize software for best performance. By deploying the QuantaMesh next- generation 25/100G Ethernet switch, data center operators can upgrade to 25G for top-of-rack (ToR) configurations and 100G at the middle-of-row (MoR) and end-of-row (EoR) configurations based on spine-and-leaf infrastructure for growing server/storage workloads.

QuantaMesh Ethernet switches feature integrated baseboard management controller (BMC), which usually resides in servers. This allows administrators to use the same management tool and protocol for management of all data center assets, enabling further savings on operational costs.

Spec Overview
The QuantaMesh T7032-IX1 supports 32 QSFP28 (10/40 or 25/50/100GbE speed) ports in a 1U size to deliver ToR or spine switch performance. The QuantaMesh T4048-IX2 supports 48 SFP28 (10/25GbE speed) downlink ports and 8 QSFP28 (10/40 or 25/50/100GbE speeds) uplink ports in a 1U size in ToR switch position to perform 1.5:1 oversub performance.

QuantaMesh BMS Ethernet switches are based upon open hardware designs with ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) pre-loaded to support multiple NOS. Cumulus Linux OS and ICOS NOS are certified to install for different networking applications. These networking products are ideal for applications that require high performance, high availability, fast scale out, low latency performance and continuous serviceability.

About Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT)
QCT is a global datacenter solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers. Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload. QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company. http://www.QCT.io



Robert Cathey
Cathey Communications for QCT
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