iwNetworks Announces Second Gen SDN Switches

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iwNetworks has released a new generation of Software Defined Network switches.

According to the manufacturer, the SDN 8254S and SDN 8952S switches enable Out-of-the-Box software defined networking with OpenFlow and easy integration with popular open source controllers to avoid any network disruption.

The 8254S is available as a hybrid-mode 48-port 1 GbE stackable distribution switch with 4 x 10GbE SFP+ ports and two rear 40 GbE option slots. Customers can choose to equip their switch with either 4 x 10GbE SFP+ or 1 x 40 GbE QSFP+ stacking uplink, or 4x 10 GbE uplink modules. Up to 10 switches can be stacked.

iwNetworks Announces Second Gen SDN SwitchesiwNetworks Announces Second Gen SDN Switches

The 8952S is available as a hybrid-mode 64-port 10 GbE top-of-rack switch with 48 x 10GbE SFP+ ports and 4 x 40 GbE QSFP+ ports to provide a total of 64 x 10 GbE ports. The device also comes with CLI, SNMPv1/2/3, via 1x RJ-45 serial console or 1x RJ45 100/1000BASE-T out-of-band management front ports.

iwNetworks said that both switches support a traditional L2/L3 or OpenFlow switch configuration. Pricing was not released.


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