Force10 Z9000 Plug-n-Play Core for Next Generation Data Center
Z9000 is a compact next generation switch/router product designed to meet the requirements for high density 10/40 GbE aggregation in a Data Center core network. Z9000 product is designed to address data center 10/40 GbE aggregation requirements through Centralized Core or Distributed Core architectures for High Performance Enterprise Data Centers, High Performance Computing Cores, Cloud Computing Cores, Provider Hosted Data Centers and Enterprise LAN Cores. Z9000 product can be positioned as a Core switch or End of Row switch within a Data Center.
A distributed core design with Z9000 switches can enable build out of massively scalable, high performance data center networks with 10/40 GbE ToR, 10/40 GbE End of Row and 40 G Core network connections. A distributed control plane in a CLOS based leaf-spine architecture can be leveraged to build highly scalable data center switching fabric.
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