Force10 S55 (High-Performance 1/10 GbE Top-of-Rack Switch)
The Force10 S-Series S55 1/10 GbE ToR (Top-of-Rack) switch is optimized for lowering operational costs while increasing scalability and improving manageability at the network edge. Optimized for high-performance data center applications, the S55 leverages a non-blocking architecture that delivers line-rate, low-latency L2 and L3 switching to eliminate network bottlenecks.
The high-density S55 design provides 48 GbE access ports with up to four modular 10 GbE uplinks in just 1-RU to conserve valuable rack space. The S55 incorporates multiple architectural features that optimize data center network efficiency and reliability, including reversible front-to-back or back-to-front airflow for hot/cold aisle environments, and redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans. A “scale-as-you-grow” ToR solution that is simple to deploy and manage, up to 8 S55 switches can be stacked to create a a single logical switch by utilizing Force10’s VirtualScale technology and high-speed stacking modules.
"Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were 5 exabytes of information created. We now create 5 exabytes every 2 days" Eric Schmidt, CEO Google