The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K Modular Ethernet LAN Chass is the first of a new generation of modular, network adaptable LAN switching platforms. It is designed to deliver a high quality user experience through scalable, quality bandwidth that optimizes the performance of legacy, real-time, and multimedia applications in a secure networking environment. As the foundation of simplified network architecture, it meets high availability demands, reduces layers, meets eco-sustainability goals, and eases deployment and administration of application converged networks.
The OmniSwitch 10K provides high-density, non-blocking, lossless 5.12 terabits per second of switching performance that reduces network layers and provides the capacity and scalability for a variety of requirements, including enterprise networks and data centers. Hardware and software redundancy features, such as denial of service protection and Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation (MC-LAG), are built into the platform to provide transparent resiliency capabilities. These features allow a network to re-converge on a failure without impacting application performance, thereby ensuring network availability. In-service software upgrade capabilities further maximize uptime, while the platform’s embedded policy engine improves application performance with automatic provisioning of quality of service (QoS) and security parameters. And Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and FCOE readiness ensure the OmniSwitch 10K will be a long-term component of any next generation network.
With front-to-back cooling and a compact design, the OmniSwitch 10K form factor is optimized for a data center. In addition, its front accessible and easily upgradeable components make it a suitable replacement for legacy LAN switches and installations constrained by limited space in an equipment rack.