Fujitsu intros 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch for HPC and storage applications

From Fujitsu Frontech North America, the 26-port XG2600  10Gb Ethernet switch platform utilizes SFP+ optical modules and is designed for use with SFP+ twinax copper cables.

December 9, 2009 --Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. recently introduced its XG2600 10Gb Ethernet switch, the newest addition to the company's family of XG Layer 2 Ethernet networking switching platforms. The 26-port XG2600 utilizes SFP+ optical modules and is designed for use with SFP+ twinax copper cables.

According to the company, the XG2600 may reduce overall networking costs while ensuring ultra low latency and significantly reduced power consumption. The company claims the switch can reduce power usage more than 30 percent to less than five watts per port.

"The Fujitsu XG Layer 2 Ethernet solutions are consistently recognized as offering industry-leading low latency and high performance. We are continually working with our customers and channel partners to evolve our products to meet critical enterprise networking needs," comments Jim Preasmyer, director of sales and business development, Advanced Technology Group, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc."As a result, we have rolled out the XG2600 to deliver the same low latency and performance capabilities while reducing the overall solution costs including power and cooling."

Fujitsu says its XG family of high-speed Layer 2 switching solutions is designed to offer superior throughput, ultra low latency, flexible interfaces and extremely low failure rates in a compact form factor, creating an ideal networking infrastructure for video server applications, high-performance computing (HPC) and the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) and Networked Attached Storage (NAS) markets. The XG2600 enhances the Fujitsu XG product line by offering several new features. The use of SFP+ optical modules and support for SFP+ twinax copper cables enables customers to maximize the use of each available port and minimize the overall cost of energy and cabling. The XG2600 also offers field-reversible cooling fans that reduce the overall cost of cooling. The low-power, 1U high form factor allows for easy integration into existing networks and system chassis, making it an ideal solution for energy and cost conscious customers.

"Our customers demand the highest-performing networking solutions available to support their storage, video and high-performance computing processes. We continue to offer the Fujitsu XG series of Ethernet switches because their unmatched performance and extremely low latencies meet our customers' needs," offers Tom Shearer, president and founder of Fujitsu Frontech customer Talon Data Systems (www.4talondata.com). "The introduction of the XG2600 further enhances Fujitsu's robust XG product line by offering a greater number of ports and SFP+ capabilities. The XG2600 retains high-performance and low-latency while reducing power consumption and minimizing overall costs -- two very important benefits to our valued customers in the film and video marketplace."

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