Extreme Networks today raised the bar for data center and high performance networking with the introduction of the BlackDiamond® 8900-series modules for the BlackDiamond 8800 series switch. This purpose-built enterprise architecture for next generation data centers enables market-leading scalability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, up to 582 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single rack, while delivering energy efficiency and compelling value.
The increased growth of Ethernet services and resource intensive applications such as high definition video, Web 2.0 social platforms and UC collaboration, coupled with the trend for virtualisation, server consolidation and IT outsourcing, are driving demands for highly scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks in data centers and managed hosting facilities. Further, the trend towards more nimble, easy-to-manage cloud computing environments requires scalable networks that are easy to integrate and automate, as data centers leverage existing network assets. The BlackDiamond 8900-series modules deliver with the performance and measurable value per dollar to support these advancing applications and architectural challenges.