The Catalyst Blade Switch 3040 takes advantage of Cisco's undisputed leadership in driving switching
innovations and delivering solutions," said Jens-Peter Seick, vice president, Enterprise Server Business at Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Agere's chip switches voice, data, and video signals at an aggregated switching
speed of 80 Gigabits per second (Gbits/s).
In addition to the above bandwidth dividend from switching
, both inter-shelf and intra-shelf switching
reduce FC-AL transit time and thereby increase the inherent efficiency of the back-end buses.
The Control Layer - The control layer, or access switching
layer, handles call control and signaling functionality and acts as a mediator between the other two layers.
IDC believes simple implementation, investment protection, and the ability to apply prior knowledge and practices will accelerate the adoption of SAN switching
South Australians were keenest to switch in the future 23% saying they would consider switching
in the next 6 months, with the higher the bill being paid, the higher the likelihood of a customer to consider switching
With the Brightlink OEO approach, the BOSS 1000 switch provides protection switching
as well as grooming from STS-1 to OC-48, a function that carriers are beginning to see as a differentiating factor among OEO switching
Traffic shaping also plays a key role in achieving QoS functionality in Level 3 switching
At their best in challenging, high-traffic environments, the SMC8748ML3 and SMC8724ML3 race ahead of the pack with switching
capacity as high as 156Gbps for the 48-port switch and 108Gbps for the 24-port version.
Additionally, with 3Com's patented XRN(R) technology, eight switches can be managed as a single unit, with fully distributed switching
and resilient connections, creating a 'virtual chassis.
Glimmerglass, a pioneer of fiber connection management, will introduce Glimmerglass Switch Shelf, the industry's largest and most scalable, low-loss switching
solution at OFC/NFOEC 2005 in Anaheim, CA (Laser2000 booth #1646).
It uses dual load-sharing switch fabrics so that adding resiliency will also double switch performance - what 3Com says fully utilizes the switching
capacity and investment in the system.