Force10 S60 (High-Performance 1/10 GbE Access Switch)
The Force10 S-Series S60 is a high-performance 1/10 GbE access switch optimized for lowering operational costs at the network edge. The S60 answers the key challenges related to network congestion in data center ToR (Top-of-Rack) and service provider aggregation deployments. As the use of bursty applications and services continue to increase, huge spikes in network traffic that can cause network congestion and packet loss, also become more common.
The S60 is equipped with the industry’s largest packet buffer (1.25 GB) and the ability to “tune” buffering for specific application needs, enabling it to deliver lower application latency and maintain predictable network performance even when faced with significant spikes in network traffic. Providing 48 line-rate GbE ports and up to four optional 10 GbE uplinks in just 1-RU, the S60 conserves valuable rack space. Further, the S60 design delivers unmatched configuration flexibility, high reliability, and power and cooling efficiency to reduce costs.
"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